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justfishing 05-17-2006 11:30 PM

Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge
Has anyone fished Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge? Location looks pretty centralized, but I was wondering if anyone had actually stayed there and might could offer insight into the 4 trips they offer.
Merrell Lake
Yellowstone River Float
Ram's Horn Lake
Tom Miner Creek
Also wanted to know best time to go. July or August?


Paula Begley 05-18-2006 07:37 AM

Re: Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge

I have been to Hubbard's twice. *It is beautiful and it is in a great location! *The accomodations are very nice and the food is great! *Both times I went was the end of July and the beginning of August.

Merrell Lake: *a stocked lake on their property. *They have drift boats you can take out on your own or with a guide. *I fished it and had great success...a fun diversion.

Yellowstone River float: *awesome! *At that time of the year, you are drifting in a boat and casting hoppers right on the bank. *Huge fish! *I highly recommend this float. *Did it twice in different areas; both were amazing!

Ram's Horn Lake: *incredible! *It is a horseback ride in....and quite an elevation change! *It is a pristine alpine lake with native cutthroat! *It was tough fishing, but I caught probably 20-25 fish on the day I went. *The scenery is unbelievable! *Peaks soaring right above you with wildflowers in abundance! *The trip down on horse back was like living the Remington bronze "Mountain Man" are laid backward on the horse as he takes you back down the steep trail you came up on. *It is a wild ride! *I would not trade having done it for anything, but I would not do it again! *:D

Tom Miner Creek: *Much like fishing in the Smokies! *Fished it one afternoon, and had a great time. *There are other areas I would recommend first.

Such as, a short trip into Yellowstone Park to the Soda Butte or the Lamar! *Now...that is great! *The Soda Butte is like fishing here, but the fish are really stupid cutthroat! *And it is lovely! *I did not like the Lamar as was good, but I did not like being so close to the buffalo who graze and water right at the section I fished.

There are two famous spring creeks within a short drive also. *DePuy's and Armstrong Spring Creeks. I fished the DePuy's. *It was a humbling experience. *The day I fished was sunny and 20 bwo's where coming off....I had swallows taking my fly, but the fish would just come up and look and go back down.... :o *Fortunately for my ego... ;) *everyone who fished it that day got skunked! *:'(

I hope you are able to go! *You will never forget it!

Paula *

justfishing 05-18-2006 11:32 AM

Re: Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge

Thanks for the details on this trip. Of all the places I have checked out, they looked the most reasonable with the most diversity of fishing opportunities. *:) I've never been out west so I was looking for something that offered location, views, serenity, and of course great fishing. If you can think of a better spot, I would sure appreciate your expertise. Thanks again. I'm looking forward to Troutfest. :)


Paula Begley 05-18-2006 12:59 PM

Re: Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge

If this is your first trip out west, you could not pick a better place to go! The diversity of the fishing available within a quick drive is the best! The service is I said, the food is good.....cocktail hour in the lounge with fresh popped corn, a cold one of choice and the days fish tales - supreme!

We definitely want to see pictures!


buzzmcmanus 05-26-2006 01:39 PM

Re: Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge

My girlfriend and I are looking for a place to take a fly fishing honeymoon next summer. We're getting married this fall, however due to work, I'm unable to take time off until then. This sounds just like what we're looking for. Thanks for posting such a detailed description.

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