Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park – Open for 2023

Fly fishing Yellowstone National Park is a great way to explore our area of Montana. But, as many of you are aware, the Yellowstone River and some of the NE parts of Yellowstone National Park were hit with a major flood event last June. While the flood waters receded quickly, several roads were damaged in Yellowstone National Park and just outside the Park boundary. The result was a major blow to our local economies as many roads were impassable during the 2022 fishing season. However, thanks to the great work of the Yellowstone Park management and local entities the roads have been fully repaired as of last November.fly fishing yellowstone

The really great news is that most of the rivers we fish; Soda Butte, Lamar River, Yellowstone River, and Slough Creek were basically untouched last year by anglers. The trout had a whole summer off to just be trout. A few of us were able to get into the NE section of Yellowstone late Fall before the fishing season closed and, at least on that day, the fishing was really good.

We have very optimistic views that this summer these rivers should fish really well. The best times are typically late July through early September. We are certain that we’ll be exploring those rivers quite a bit this summer and excited to finally get back to fishing in Yellowstone National Park again in 2023. If you’re interested in exploring Yellowstone National Parks many great fishing options find out more details on our Fly Fishing Yellowstone page.

Jesse Dancer – MFG featured Guide

Montana Fly Fishing Guides, LLC. is excited to announce our newest core guide staff member, Jesse Dancer. He’s a fantastic guide with a lifetime of experience. Learn more…

Jesse Dancer’s life long passion for fly fishing started on the banks of the McKenzie river in Oregon where he spent many hours chasing trout and steelhead. While born and raised in Oregon, this passion led him to start guiding anglers in Alaska. Jesse dedicated 6 years to developing his guide skills in Alaska where his hard work and leadership didn’t go unnoticed as he left the lodge as head guide. Alaska was just a stepping stone for Jesse as Montana had always been on his personal and professional radar. After spending several partial years in Montana Jesse made his full time move to Livingston. The past several years have proven Jesse to be an exceptional guide and we are proud to welcome him as our newest core guide.

When Jesse isn’t guiding or fishing the many great rivers in Montana you (can try to) find him on a horse looking for elk, or on the coastal waters of Oregon swinging flies in search of steelhead.

Meet the rest of the Montana Fly Fishing Guides Staff.