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Yellowstone Park 5-25-09

High and discolored water is the case in almost all streams.  Only real exception is Lewis River where streamers will work if you can get through the snow.  The Firehole is a bit high and  slightly discolored.  Small buggers and streamers are working there, and a few fish are taking BWOs and caddis with better dry fly fishing yet to come. The Madison River in the Park is high and discolored, but some folks are picking up fish on streamers and woolly buggers.  The Gallatin in the Park is high and becomes quite discolored as it exits the Park around the Taylor Fork confluence.  The Ashton-Flagg road is weeks away from opening for through traffic, and Fall River along the southwest boundary is high and cold with run-off.  Better days are yet to come there for fly-fishers.

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Stillwaters 05-23-09

We have received a couple of good reports from Twin Lakes. The blugills and crappie have moved into the willows.  Twin Lakes should be good fishing through the entire month of June due to the good water year. Use a small beadhead fly like a blugill candy or beadhead damsel on a floating line. If we get a little cold spell and the fish move to deeper water in the mornings switch to sinking line until the water warms later in the day. For crappie try a Size 6 olive/chartruese clouse minnow. It can work good for bass too.

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Yellowstone Park 5-20-09

We have 2009 Yellowstone Park fishing licenses and regulations in the shop.  Stop in on your way there to pick these up and get the latest information on Park waters that open this weekend for fishing and which flies to use.

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Yellowstone Park 5-14-09

Does not open until Memorial Day weekend.  Look for high water to prevail when it does.  Remember we are a  Yellowstone Park fishing permit vendor, and we will have those permits in time for the season opener there.

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Yellowstone Park 10/30

Fishing closes Sunday, so only a few days are left to get and enjoy some terrific streamer fishing on the Madison, Gibbon, Gardner, Lewis and Snake rivers. Stormy weather is predicted so watch the roads, and if you are in the Park be sure to have some BWO and caddis life cycle patterns in your fly box.

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Yellowstone Park 10/24

Fishing season ends the first weekend in November. That’s a bit more than a week from now, so get away to the Park to enjoy the best our country in a set of natural state waters. Bring streamer patterns for the best wet fly fishing and BWO emergers, cripples, and duns for dry fly fishing.

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Yellowstone Park 10/16

Streamers and BWO life cycle patterns make for the best fishing almost anywhere. The Madison River drainage also features midge emergences that are bringing fish to the surface. Hoppers are pretty much gone because of hard frosts.  In the near future look for some late autumn fisheries to become places to consider. This includes the run of browns into the Gardner River, Trout Lake with its huge cuts and ‘bows, and the run of browns into the Snake River.

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Yellowstone Park 10/16

Streamers and BWO life cycle patterns make for the best fishing almost anywhere. The Madison River drainage also features midge emergences that are bringing fish to the surface. Hoppers are pretty much gone because of hard frosts. In the near future look for some late autumn fisheries to become places to consider. This includes the run of browns into the Gardner River, Trout Lake with its huge cuts and ‘bows, and the run of browns into the Snake River.

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Yellowstone Park 10/11

Winter is making an early appearance. The big considerations now are to dress accordingly and to watch driving conditions. On doing so, BWO emergences all along the Madison drainage are in high gear, and trout are responding. Of course terrestrial populations are taking a hit because of the weather. Streamer fishing remains the best way to encounter bigger fish now particularly on the Madison, Snake, or Lewis drainages

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Yellowstone Park 10/7

Fall run ‘bows and browns are in the Madison River and the Gibbon River. This will make for some great streamer fishing. You can also have some excellent streamer fishing by walking the Lewis Lake shoreline. Best locations are below the campground and the upper end of the lake. The upcoming cold snap will put an end to the terrestrial insects, but good BWO emergences will remain on streams in the Madison River drainage.

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