Fishing Season: July 1 through the first weekend in November

Yellowstone River - WY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


North Fork Anglers's Tip of the Week

Clear and fishing well to hopper dropper rigs, bwo's and caddis.

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Map of Yellowstone River

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Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

North Fork Anglers

5-Day Outlook as of 9/29/23

Sunny and clear for the next couple of day's with another storm rolling in towards the end of the week.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/29/23

Dry/Dropper rigs. Hoppers PMDs, BWO's, and caddis are all hatching. Fish a dry dropper rig until the hatches start.

Local Species Available July 1 through the first weekend in November

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    native yellowstone cutthroat trout

North Fork Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig brown or pheasant ta 14-20
Bead Head Prince medium olive 10-14
Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ black, brown or oliv 6-10
Perfect Wing Spinner medium tan 14-20
Wade's North Fork Special Tan/gold bead, black 8-14
Wooly bugger black, olive, white 4-10
Sparkle Dun olive, tan, cream, black 14-20
Flash Beetle yellow 14-18
Peanut Envy Tan, Black 4,6
Slumpbuster Black 2-6

Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig

You'll want this proven jig fly pattern on hand at all times.

North Fork Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About Yellowstone River

Le Hardy Rapids to Mud Volcano or Tower Bridge up or down river.

Nearest Airport:

Cody, WY


Stoneflies, caddis, pmd's, BWO's, Midges

Best Stretch:

LeHardy Rapids area to Mud Volcano

Best Access:

LeHardy Rapids to Mud Volcano