YNP Report 7/28/2021 – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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YNP Report 7/28/2021

    Current Conditions

    Beginning Saturday, July 24th there will be a park-wide fishing restriction on all rivers and streams. Fishing will be prohibited from 2pm to sunrise the following day. Lakes will remain open to fishing all day. These fishing restrictions have been implemented in response to low river flows and high water temps. The restrictions are meant to reduce stress and therefore fish mortality during the warmest and most stressful times of the day. There are several other river/lake specific fishing closures, check here for more info: https://www.nps.gov/yell/plany...

    The park is fishing well right now. Terrestrial season is upon us and hoppers should be flying near the banks of most of the streams. Tie on a hopper dropper for increased action. Other patterns like ants and beetles will also be effective as fish search for stable sources of food. Tricos and mayfly emergers will be effective in the morning, especially when targeting rising fish. Also, consider fishing at a lake in the park, to both escape the crowds and target cooler water. Use attractor dries or leaches to find fish.

    Remember to pinch barbs and no lead in Yellowstone Nation 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.