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Yellowstone River, Montana - Fishing Report -
10, 2017
The weather is still cold, but a little warmer. There isn't any minus marks on the
lows or high temperatures for the days next week. The water will remain very cold
with lots of ice along the banks and some slush ice in the water. Sections where
small spring fed tributaries flow into the river, is about the only place the water is
really warm enough to fish.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through Thursday and
Monday and Tuesday. Highs will range from
24 to 26 degrees and lows from 1 to
6 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1330 cfs
Level: 1.25 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 35
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Livingston
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 20, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22 larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Olive Matuka and Black Matuka Sculpin Streamers are good flies to use for the
larger trout.
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are great flies to use in the winter season.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges, creams, reds and light greens, are starting to hatch. They will get more
important as the water gets colder.
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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