Yellowstone Lake, Lafayette County

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6/23/18 @ 7:13 AM
mrwonderfull2
mrwonderfull2
USER since 4/29/12

Pea soup

A lot of cows dump in river upstream from lake

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6/21/18 @ 8:07 PM
fishinforfun
fishinforfun
USER since 1/22/04

Very green last weekend.

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6/21/18 @ 5:40 PM
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Bassturd68
Bassturd68
USER since 4/22/18

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous

Anyone know the lake condition with all the rain this week? Any restrictions or anything?

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6/12/18 @ 8:36 PM
MrMusky101
MrMusky101
USER since 5/3/03

I did fail to mention I released the walleye. Alive and well.

I only ever keep 15 crappies total per season and nothing else. 

All catch and release. 

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6/12/18 @ 11:52 AM
Walleye_guy
Walleye_guy
USER since 2/3/17

Correct...you may keep 2 walleye from 15 to 18 in. May want to quickly revive and release the 20 in fish. 

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6/12/18 @ 10:45 AM
Modernboy
Modernboy
USER since 6/12/18

Mr Musky,  I believe the size limit for walleye on Yellowstone doesn't allow you to keep a 20 inch one. 18 is the maximum

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6/11/18 @ 6:44 PM
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MrMusky101
MrMusky101
USER since 5/3/03

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

Slow day today on Yellowstone.

1 small cat.

1 20 inch Walleye reeling my nightcrawler in slowly.

Took a picture and released it.

Edited on 6/12/18 8:38 PM
Yellowstone Lake, Lafayette County Photo
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6/8/18 @ 7:06 AM
Lake Perched
Lake Perched
USER since 3/20/13

Thanks for the replies!  My wife and I have been "Drift" fishing from the boat lately and have caught mostly catfish.  Most in the foot long category but we release them since neither one of us care for the taste.  We hook on half a nightcrawler so that it goes through the water in eel like fashion and let the wind blow us across the lake.  We've occasionally picked up a crappie or two but nothing with much size to it.  Mostly catfish and even though they're fun to catch, we'd like to catch something we want to eat. We start in the middle and let the wind blow us towards the dam or vice versa if the wind is from the east.

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6/7/18 @ 1:54 PM
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fishinforfun
fishinforfun
USER since 1/22/04

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

I caught quite a few along the rocks At the dam this morning. Nothing big. All on nightcrawlers.

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6/7/18 @ 11:33 AM
donarthom
donarthom
USER since 4/4/13

Yes, the good size bluegills are biting I was there on Saturday and we caught about 10 of them, all big ones... we were not trying to catch gills either. We were targeting walleyes, which we caught 9 (biggest was 16, rest were around 14) and also caught between 30-40 catfish between three and half people (my five year old was with us). No big ones, all were 14 inches to 17 inches and we threw everything back, bluegills, walleyes and catfish. Again, we were not targeting any catfish, but the method we use to catch walleyes apparently works for catfish as well. I know the bluegills were spawning because my fishing partner accidentally squeezed one and some male reproductive juice came out. I have never caught catfish like that in this lake and I have fished it many times, so maybe they are spawning too, I am not sure as I am unfamiliar with catfish spawning habits and never try to catch them.

We never caught more than three or four bluegills in one spot, but they were biting on night crawlers. We had many bites that cleaned us, assuming most of those were bluegills that were unable to get the hook into their mouths, so if we would have targeted bluegills, I am positive we would have caught 15 each. Stick close to shoreline, I would say in 2-5 feet of water, anywhere around the lake except the west end, but we never went over there, so maybe there are some. We were in a boat, so not sure what to tell you if you are on shore since that limits the area you can fish. 

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