Yellowstone Fishing Report – (7.28.21)
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to high-water temperatures and unprecedented low stream flows. This closure will protect the park’s native and wild trout fisheries.
- Fishing on rivers and streams will be prohibited from 2 p.m. to sunrise the following day.
- The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
- Anglers can fish from sunrise to 2 p.m.
- Yellowstone Lake and other lakes will remain open to fishing from sunrise to sunset as specified in the Fishing Regulations booklet.
Anglers: Please fish during the coolest times of day and land fish quickly–do not play hooked trout to exhaustion. Gently handle fish in the water as much as possible and let them recover before release . Your cooperation will protect the park’s fisheries and may preclude the need to prohibit fishing at all times of the day on some rivers and streams if conditions worsen.
The fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is now open. After a great spring, water temps and levers are getting warm and low on the Madison and Firehole. Look for cool mornings to be your only options unless we get some cooler weather & precipitation or wait until Fall. Be on the lookout for Caddis and PMDs. Swinging soft hackles and small streamers is a great way to fish the Firehole and Madison. Dry dropper fishing can be very effective on the Gibbon as well.
Anglers should start to look at the Northeast corner of the park – namely the Lamar and Slough Creek. The early runoff will open up these fisheries sooner than later. Leftover Stoneflies, PMDs, Caddis and the occasional Drakes will be out and about in this region. I’d also throw in some beetles and ants.
Yellowstone River is now open! Look for Goldens, Drakes, PMDs, Caddis and Yellow Sallies!
Yellowstone Lake is also open and offering some good angling opportunities, most notably the West Thumb. Concentrate around creek mouth areas with Type 3 and 6 lines. Morning periods have been the most productive.
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