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  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Saturday, October 27, 2007

    Time Out For Fishing

    THE CROWDS ARE RIGHT
    Fish Now
    .. Well, it's on: a little late, a little slow, fewer fish - but the run is on. The Madison River is now in good shape and catching is almost as good as fishing. The Firehole River is cool and the fish are awake. The Gallatin River is low and cold. Nez Perce Creek has fish that are responding, and the Gibbon River, (both above and below the falls,) is a more than worthwhile enterprise.
    .. Should you decide to avoid the elbows of the west side of Yellowstone National Park go south or go north. Good reports at Jack Dennis Sports and Parks' Fly Shop.
    .. Hebgen Lake, the Hebgen Tailwater, Quake Lake, and the South Fork Estuary, (at the powerline,) are excellent. If you decide on the South Fork of the Madison River bring along lots of orange gear, bear spray, and ribald songs . . . SING LOUD! Grizzlies and gut piles make for a dangerous angling experience. The same holds true for the Gibbon River -- minus to gut piles.


    .. This is fishing and catching at it's best and you'll only need a few flies for success.