Yellowstone River fly fishing seasons
Hot summer days can offer epic Hopper fishing on the Yellowstone and with wakes from big trout coming off of the bank to take your fly, it’s hard not to get excited!
Snowmelt in early summer dictates when we can get on the Yellowstone. Generally, we see great spring fishing in April and May, and by June, runoff has begun. The beginning of runoff and its duration varies each year, but we generally begin hitting the Yellowstone the first or second week of July when the river flows drop and the water clears. Salmon Flies are the hatch that we aim to hit when runoff subsides then moving to nocturnal stones followed by grasshoppers. August through September typically offers great dry fly action with an assortment of terrestrials, pseudos and Blue Winged Olives appearing mid-September to October. In addition, streamer fishing for a BIG one is always an option on the Stone!