Author: John Campbell

  • Report 6/14/24

    Report 6/14/24

    Ahhhh, it’s good to be back. Happy Ranch Opener! We are very excited to kick off the opening of DRY FLY FISHING in Harriman State Park. It’s been a bit of a slow start to the season up here, but we are seeing more bugs daily and a few more fish up every day as…

  • Report 8/9/22

    Hi all. Hope you’ve had a great week and were able to get outside. Good news first: outflow from IP Reservoir has decreased from 1500 to about 800 cfs this week and will hopefully hold steady for a spell. Clarity has improved dramatically as well. It’s been very un-summery the last couple of…

  • Report 8/1/22

    Hi all! Sorry I missed you last week, was down and out with Covid and not in the loop at all. But I’m back for another couple of weeks before I have to head to school. Booooo. We are in full on summer mode right now, but it looks like we are going to get…

  • Report 7/18/22

    Report 7/18/22

    Greetings from Island Park. Hard to believe it’s already mid-July, and honestly, it’s fishing and feeling like mid-summer. Things have slowed down around here, especially during midday heat. We’ve been getting some afternoon storms which have briefly cooled it down, but afternoon temps are in…

  • Report 7/11/22

    Hello all. I hope you’ve been able to get out and wet a line wherever you’re reading this from. We’ve had a pretty solid week of fishing until flows came up Friday. Fingers crossed draft will stop at 1500 cfs which is still fishable. The water is a bit off-color and will probably remain so…

  • Report 7/4/2022

    Happy Fourth of July! As expected, draft from IP Reservoir began this week. We should see flows peak at normal summer outflow of 1500 cfs in the coming days. Water clarity has been quite good the last week, but turbidity should increase with the push in flows, at least for a few days. The river…

  • Report 6/28/22

    Summer is here and things are starting to settle into a normal rhythm. Flows region-wide are on the drop and clearing for the most part. The crowds are here en masse as the park service opened the South Loop in Yellowstone last Wednesday, and it looks like most of the North Loop will re-open in…

  • Report 6/20/22

    I’m sure you all have heard the news of the catastrophic flooding in Yellowstone and up in Montana. Our thoughts are with those digging out and rebuilding. There are several avenues to volunteer or donate to the flood relief if you feel so inclined. Word on the street is that the southern loop in…

  • Report 6/13/22

    Greetings all! Happy to be back in IP! I hope you all had a wonderful winter. Spring has definitely sprung here on the caldera, and the flowers are really starting to show up. We had a very cool wet Spring, a couple of warm days this week, and another cooling, wet trend for the weekend…

  • Report 8/09/21

    Hi all! This will be my last full report for the summer as I’m taking a couple of weeks of play time before I head back to the classroom. Thanks for all of your positive feedback and comments; it is much appreciated, and I truly enjoy writing up the reports. I’ll try to give some…