YNP Report 10/21/2020 – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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YNP Report 10/21/2020

    Current Conditions

    Yellowstone Park has been a great area for fishing. Less traffic on the roads and less overall pressure in certain areas. The focus is on the upper Madison for the migrating brown trout. Fishing small soft hackles, leeches, and single hook streamers can be good. Remember, these are lake run fish, so fish for them like lake fish. The areas around West Yellowstone are going to be significantly more populated than the areas in the NE corner. That said, it is a great time to catch a large brown on the fly. The BWO's should start appearing in thick numbers soon especially on an overcast and wet day. Bring bear spray when you head into the park and check the regulations beforehand. Use worms after any precipitation event for great success.

    The last day the YNP fishing season is open is November 1

    COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 10, 2020

    • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
    • We are not selling fishing licenses at this time (go to fwp.mt.gov and buy online)
    • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed
    • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer

    SPECIAL OFFERINGS

    • Order online and select Pickup at checkout for curbside service
    • Call us at 406-586-2188 to place your order over the phone
    • Book a time for private shopping
    • Buy Flies online and save 20% (enter FLIES_20 at checkout)

    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
    Learn More

    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.
    Learn More

    Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

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