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May 23, 2023 Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Date: 05/23/2023

Current Conditions

The river is off-color and high (see here). We ar end firmly in the middle frontend of the true runoff, so don't expect ant stellar days on the water in Paradise Valley for a few weeks!


USGS CFS Data is not available for this date.


May 23, 2023 Yellowstone River Fishing Report Streamflow

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Montana Fly Fishing Packages

Fins & Feathers of Bozeman’s Montana fly fishing packages offer convenience and value by bundling our guided services together with lodging options in Bozeman. Check out the example pricing - based on double occupancy in the rooms and with one of our Bozeman fly fishing guides. E-mail us or fill out our contact form to make a reservation and confirm availability.

Please note that availability is extremely limited during the summer, we strongly encourage you to make reservations sooner, rather than later. Our deposit policy is the "friendliest in the industry" in that we don't require payment ($1.00) at booking and all reservations can be cancelled - with no penalty up to 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival date.

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Missouri River Guide Trips, Spring 2023

Join Toby Swank and the Bozeman fly-fishing guides at Fins & Feathers on the Missouri River, near Craig, Montana for some amazing fishing during April and May in 2023. E-mail us for more information or click on the "Book Now" buttons to make your reservation online.

  • Start Time Between 8-9 AM
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Float Trip Option Only
  • Trip Ends Between 3-5 PM
  • Available April 17 - May 26 (additional dates available by request)
  • Upper Missouri River near Craig, Montana (about 2 hour drive from Bozeman)
  • We recommend fishing with us for 2-3 days, single-day bookings are available as well.
  • Anglers are responsible for booking their own lodging in the area (we can send recommendations upon request)
  • Recommended for anglers of all skill levels.

(Price includes use of rods, reels, waders, boots, flies, and terminal tackle. We also provide non-alcoholic beverages, and lunches.)

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Fins & Feathers Guide Service has been outfitting fly-anglers across Montana since 2000. We sold our fly shop (Fins & Feathers of Bozeman at 4-Corners) to our friends at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing in late 2022. Our guide service remains the same and continues to be outfitted by Toby Swank, Montana Outfitter #9603.

For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:

B and G River Shuttle: (406) 223-0626
Digger Driver Shuttle: (406) 823-9238

The Yellowstone River is the quintessential large western river and provides a unique Montana fly fishing opportunity with over 100 miles of quality, wild trout water. In fact, the Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48. There is every type of water to be found through its course, including the whitewater sections of Yankee Jim Canyon, the placid glides of Paradise Valley, and the long riffles of the lower sections near Big Timber.

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