Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
592CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin River is still off color and cloudy from low level runoff and rains from the past week. We checked it today at 4 Corners and there is a foot of visibility at this time. Cooler temps the past couple of days could cause it to freeze up high and stabilize the next couple days. Try a large stonefly nymph and San Juan Worm.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
1490CFS@Ennis-The Lower Madison has been fishing great the past few days, the only real negative factor has been the wind over there on these warmer days. The crayfish bite has been heating up and should only get better. Nymphing continues to produce the most fish as surface activity has been limited, swinging streamers is also a productive method.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
1240CFS@Cameron-The Upper Madison continues to fish well all the way from Ennis to West Yellowstone. Most of the fishing activity has been on either the lower or upper parts of the river and the rainbows have been very active in those stretches. Nymphing riffles has been the best method the past few days along with some streamer fishing as well.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1780CFS@Corwin-The Yellowstone River still has some color to it from the rains and snow melt from last week but it looks more fishable this week. The river has about 2 feet of visibility at this time. Nymphing a large stonefly with a beadhead should be the best method at this time. Streamer fishing can also be effective when the water is off color.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
3860CFS@Holter-The Missouri continues to fish well as we transition into spring from winter. BWO's should start to appear on cloudy days as the water and air temps warm up. Nymphing as always will produce the bulk of fish on the MO with small mayfly nymphs being most productive. Streamer fishing should also improve with warmer temps as well.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Paradise Valley spring creeks are starting to see some increased surface activity with both midges and BWO's hatching. The midges have been hatching in the AM and BWO's are starting to hatch on cloudy afternoons. Otherwise nymphing small midge or mayfly nymphs has been very productive. Keep an eye out for spawning rainbows and their redds.
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