Stillwater and Yellowstone River Fishing Report

[ARCHIVE] Yellowstone River Report 8/10/2020

Yellowstone 8/10: The hopper bite has been good to excellent most days. Try nymphing in the morning before the hoppers get going around lunch time. Hopper patterns like a Fat Frank, Yellowstoner Hopper, Water Walkers or Chubby in peach, olive, purple, pink, red or tan size 6-10 have been working well. The Pink Pookie is a Yellowstone favorite too. Try fishing a double hopper setup with a smaller hopper pattern like an Otter Hopper or parachute hopper trailed off of the bigger pattern. During the afternoon, fishing a double dry fly setup of a Jack Cabe and a purple haze searching likely water will produce. Nymph fisherman should have success with a big rubber leg fished down deep. Also try dead drifting buggers. The Grinch and Electric Goldfish are always good for streamer fishing. Fish are being found for the most part in moving water that has some definition, gentle riffle water, deeper buckets and along gravel bars. Now is a good time to hit the Yellowstone and fish hoppers before the fish have been inundated with them. We’re recommending getting on and off the water early as water temperatures are heating up. Fish should be played and landed promptly. Note that Twin Bridges is closed for access while the railroad bridge is undergoing repair.

By Chris Fleck River Reports