Down in Gardiner, MT, the Yellowstone isn’t looking great for anglers as runoff continues to muddy up the river. For better fishing on the Yellowstone, seek out water above some of the bigger tributaries. The Lamar and Soda Butte Rivers are blown out and contributing a significant amount of that murky water we’re seeing lower on the Yellowstone River. In the Tower area, above the confluence with the Lamar, nymphs have proven successful and even some dry patterns in those big, clear eddy’s.

For good lake fishing in the north part of the park, get out to Cascade or Grebe lake over by Canyon Village. Leeches and small nymphs have fished well there. Also, don’t forget Joffee lake just south of Mammoth.

Come on in to the Flying Pig’s fly shop on Park street to book a trip or just talk fishing… FISH ON!!


Author- Buddy Holcombe

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