Fishing Report Updated July 1, 2022

This Yellowstone River fishing report is valid from July 1 through July 7.

The Yellowstone River is now falling out of the spring runoff, but it isn’t there yet. We plan to run our first trip here sometime between July 5 and July 7. We will almost certainly be nymphing deep with stonefly and large attractor nymphs or fishing streamers under indicators. Salmonflies may be popping, but the river will still be high and dirty enough that the fish will be feeding subsurface rather than on top.

Look for the next report around July 8 when we see how the river is shaping up.

Note that many boat ramps on the Yellowstone are still either closed or only available for walk-in access. This will mean it’s important to get creative on your float routes until more ramps open in a couple weeks. Either plan to float long and skip secondary water or float short and get out to wade-fish some hot spots.

Learn more about fishing the Yellowstone River (in Montana).

Learn more about our float trips, a majority of which take place on the Yellowstone.

Learn more about our Montana walk & wade trips, which in winter and early spring take place on the Yellowstone.

Yellowstone River Fishing Report – Relevant Links