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Yellowstone River Fishing Reports

Your Local Source For Fishing Reports

Big Sky Country is our backyard. We've put our passion for Montana fly fishing trips to work and have hand-picked a selection of fly-fishing lodges, overnight float trips, and day trips. If you're thinking of a Montana fly fishing vacation, looking for a multi-day wilderness fishing experience, or just visiting Bozeman or Missoula or another Montana town and want to add on a fishing trip, let Yellow Dog's Montana roots work for you.

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Yellowstone River Fishing Reports
Updated May 19, 24

*Flow Data: Yellowstone River near Livingston, MT

The Yellowstone has officially entered runoff mode. The river gained 2,500 cfs today and will be very tough to fish until flows begin to drop and the river clears. The area Tailwaters will be the best bet for a while. When it starts to shape up a big stonefly nymph and a worm will be the ticket. Streamer fishing will also be a good method to get fish when the river starts receding.

To purchase an assortment of up-to-date, hand-selected flies for the Yellowstone River:

  • Select the Montana Fly Assortment below
  • Select the number of desired flies
  • Enter where and when you plan on fishing
  • Opt for In-store pickup at checkout

Montana fishing licenses are available for purchase online at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and at Yellow Dog Flyfishing - Fly Shop (some exceptions may apply). If you are planning to fish in the headwaters of the Gallatin River area above Taylor's Fork (approx. 1 mile upstream); be aware that most of this is in Yellowstone National Park which requires a separate fishing license and is seasonally open to fishing according to YNP regulations.

For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:

  • B and G River Shuttle: (406) 223-0626
  • Digger Driver Shuttle: (406) 823-9238
Historical River Flow
Discharge Rate (cfs)