August 6th 2017

Fishing on the Yellowstone River continues to be quite good. Nymphing has been best in the morning, using various Rubber Leg stonefly nymph patterns or various minnow/sculpin patterns trailed with small mayfly nymphs. The fish have been really starting to look for Hoppers in the afternoons, however, the fishing has been a bit spotty. Some banks are full of fish, and then some are not. If you stick with, the productivity will come. The Upper Madison River continues to fish well too. Smaller Chubbies, other attractor dries, and terrestrial patterns are doing quite well. Nice to see water in this stretch at this time of the year. The Missouri River fish are still eating Trico's, particularly early in the day, and although it is not a great "hopper" fishery, some fish will eat them in the right places later in the day. The Gallatin River is fishing quite well with Spruce Moth patterns, and the Chubby/dropper rig is still producing as well. The Gallatin is still under Hoot Owl closure from Four Corners downstream, as well as the entire Jefferson and Lower Madison Rivers.

Yellowstone River 4300 CFS @ Corwin Springs Upper Madison River 1300 CFS near Cameron Lower Madison River 1230 CFS below Ennis Dam Jefferson River 461 CFS near Twin Bridges Gallatin River 589 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway Missouri River 4060 CFS below Holter Dam