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Livingston Fly Fishing In August

Livingston Fly Fishing in August

August fly fishing in Montana is characterized by early morning starts and dry fly fishing with terrestrial patterns. Whether you are fishing the Yellowstone River or spring creeks in Paradise Valley, expect consistent action through mid-afternoon.

Hatches become spares under the summer heat and feeding trout turn their attention to grasshoppers, ants, and beetles as their primary food source.

Dry/dropper and single dry fly setups are particularly effective in the fast riffles where oxygen levels are high and trout feed actively throughout the day.

Livingston Fly Fishing Highlights in August

Hopper fishing is the name of the game when it comes to Montana fly fishing in August. Yellowstone River fly fishing is the best option near Livingston as the tributaries and smaller rivers run low and warm through most of August.

Native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout feed readily in the slow, deep runs of the upper river between Gardiner and Emigrant. Rainbow and Brown Trout prefer the shallow, oxygen-rich riffles and pools and can be found rising to large dry flies throughout the river’s course.

Bozeman Fly Fishing Guide Pro Tip:

The upper stretches between Carbella FAS and Loch Leven are key stretches to focus on while floating the Yellowstone River in August. Healthy populations of Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown Trout thrive in these sections among the river’s diverse holding water during late summer.

Fishing with a hopper and a “drowned hopper” dropper through the fastest runs can produce both numbers and larger average sizes of wild trout in August.

Livingston Fly Fishing Trips in August

Anglers fishing near Livingston in August will find the best success by planning for early starts as the trout are most active during the early parts of the day. Our Montana fishing guides float the Yellowstone River in upper Paradise Valley and well below Livingston, for he most part in August.

Novice anglers quickly hone their fly fishing skills with a mix of fly fishing techniques in August with an emphasis on dry fly and dry/dropper setups.

Advanced anglers often prefer to fish single dry flies, focusing on presentation and accurate casting along productive lies. Streamer fly fishing the Yellowstone River near sunrise in August often yields success for the experienced angler as well.

Reservations for Livingston fly fishing day trips can be secured online, via e-mail, or by calling us at 1-406-468-5019. Contact Us for help planning your Montana fly fishing vacation to Livingston in August.

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