Montana Fishing Report

Friday, August 11, 2017
543 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin is still fishing great with big attractor dries, hoppers and spruce moths up in the canyon. The river is in excellent shape for wading and the fish have moved off the banks so don't be afraid to cast to the deeper runs and riffles. Spruce moths are still happening in the canyon.
Friday, August 11, 2017
1490 CFS @ Ennis - While it might not be our first choice, the water temps on the Lower Madison have been cooling off nicely and a few fish are being caught. Longer cooler nights are helping keep the temps below 70 for the past several days. Mornings will be best to stay out of the float tube train.
Friday, August 11, 2017
1200 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison River is still fishing well with dries, especially on the upper reaches. Fish are still looking for spruce moths up high. Small hoppers or ants and beetles have worked throughout and fishing a bead head dropper is a good idea. The water temps have been cooling off nicely in the evenings.
Friday, August 11, 2017
3890 CFS @ Corwin - Hopper fishing on the Yellowstone River has picked up but still been spotty depending on your location. More action can be found upstream closer to the park but fewer nicer fish are looking up downstream. Fish are also really looking for ants and beetles in the afternoons. Nymphing has been solid for bigger fish.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
4300 CFS@Holter- Bust out the terrestrial box! The Missouri is fishing well on both sides of the spectrum with your tiny trios in the morning and evening followed by hoppers and ants in the middle of the day. Keep those terrestrials tight to the bank and keep rotating through your sizes and colors to find what the fish are feeding on.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks are a great option right now. Hatches include midges, and a few PMD and Sulphurs in the morning and evenings with your terrestrials being the main course during the day. Ants, Beetles and Hoppers fished tight to the bank should produce fish for the day as well as nymphing with your standard spring creek patterns.
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