Fishing Report Updated July 1, 2022

This Yellowstone Park fishing report is valid from July 1 through July 10.

Recent flooding has made accessing large percentages of Yellowstone Park’s fisheries impossible, particularly from Livingston/Gardiner where we are located.

Right now, the best option is walking in from the town of Gardiner and fishing stonefly and attractor nymph combos on the Gardner River. Use a Girdle Bug or another stonefly nymph trailing a #12–14 attractor nymph. Fish short casts: a couple feet of fly line is usually all you need. Fish any slightly deeper, slower water you can find from shoebox-size on up to Dumpster-size. Even bankside pockets are good choices.

If you have access to a vehicle and travel into the park via West Yellowstone, we suggest small dry/dropper combos on the upper Gibbon River for westslope cutthroat trout, leeches and Callibaetis on the grayling lakes in the center of the park, and stonefly nymphs and streamers on the Yellowstone at Tower Falls.

Note that there is no access to the Lamar Drainage right now, and no public access is forecast until at least September and perhaps as late as next year. Follow current park rules on entry/exit, travel, area closures, etc.

Our next Yellowstone Park fishing report will drop around July 10 when the “summer” fisheries will really come into their own.

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