Fishing Report-6/19/2014- Woolly Bugger Hatch!

We wade fished the Yankee Jim Canyon last night, and it was awesome. The Yellowstone River is still high and stained, which creates an ideal environment for “The Woolly Bugger Hatch.” These leech/bait-fish patterns tend to hatch in the slow-moving … Continued

Fishing Report- 6/17/2014

    The fishing in the Park is improving on a daily basis. The Gardner River is in ripe form and has been a fun place to fish if you don’t want to drive very far from the town of Gardiner. … Continued

Fishing Report 6/11/2014

The northern rivers in the Park are on the drop and are starting to fish well. Steve, Trent, and I fished the Yellowstone below our rafting store last night and stuck a few fish. The river is still high, but … Continued

Fishing Report 6/9/2013- Turning On!

    Welcome to the Pig’s new fishing blog! We have been fishing our brains out up here in Gardiner, Montana since Yellowstone National Park’s 2014 fishing season opened on May 24th. The Firehole River has been fishing particularly well … Continued

Surprise on the Yellowstone

March weather was a bit rough for us in Gardiner with lots of clouds, wind, and cool temperatures.  Nothing unexpected, just tough to bear when spring is so close yet so far away.  On one of the few nice afternoons … Continued

Fishing Update – March 12

After a quick brush with a winter storm early this week, we are settling in to a nice late winter weather pattern with daytime temperatures in the 40′s for the next 7 days.  As long as our nighttime temperatures stay … Continued

Football, Pine Nuts and Bears!

It was all due to white pine nuts – or lack thereof! Due to a poor white pine nut crop in the high elevations, black and grizzly bears were forced to find alternative food sources to fatten up before hibernation.  … Continued

Winter returns to Yellowstone

Even though our snowpack levels are a bit above normal this winter, we have largely escaped the bitter cold and severe blizzards that have plagued much of the United States…that is until today. We were greeted this morning by temps … Continued