YNP Report 10/16/2021 – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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YNP Report 10/16/2021

    Current Conditions

    YNP has been fishing really well. Big Browns are going to start moving up from the lake and headed into the park. Get ready to swing soft hackle flies and streamers this week because it should be good. BWOs will begin these next few days and fish should start looking up. Nymphing can be productive with stonefly patterns and flashy attractor bugs. Streamer action will pick up as brown trout begin to feel the effects of the cold and move throughout the river system. Busy as normal for this time of the year.

    Remember to pinch barbs and no lead in Yellowstone National Park.

    The Park is closed to fishing for the season. Get out there next year!

    Remember to pinch barbs and no lead in Yellowstone National Park.

    Recommended Guided Trips

    Full-Day Guided Trip

    Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world

    • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
    • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
    • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
    • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
    • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
    • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
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    Half-Day Guided Trip

    Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.

    • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
    • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
    • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
    • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
    • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
    • Tackle and Drinks are Include
    • Waders and Boots are available for rent ($25 per person) or purchase - we recommend bringing your own or pack light rain pants if the forecast calls for rain as we rarely need waders during the guide season.
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    Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

    Make sure to read the Yellowstone Park Fishing Regulations before you fish.