Montana Fishing Report

Friday, December 2, 2016
405 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin has seen some slight changes in flow over the last week with varying weather conditions. Flows should return to steady winter conditions this weekend. The fishing continues to be best in the afternoons once the water has warmed. Both nymphing and slow streamer presentations have been catching fish.
Friday, December 2, 2016
1650 CFS @ Ennis Dam - The Lower Madison received a slight bump up in flows this week but continues to offer solid fishing conditions. Fish are slowly moving back into deeper water looking for winter refuge. Nymphing with a crawfish and egg pattern continues to produce as well as dead drifting light colored streamers.
Friday, December 2, 2016
959 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison continues to fish inconsistently. The better fishing has been up high near $3 bridge and Raynolds Pass. Nymphing has been best and streamers fished slow have been picking up a few fish. Look for fish along edges of seams and structure.
Friday, December 2, 2016
1240 CFS @ Livingston - The Yellowstone River has moved into full winter mode with the cooler temperatures of the last week. The water has cooled off a bit so streamer fishing tactics have changed to slower retrieves. Nymphing has been most productive in the slower pools with little to no dry fly fishing at the moment.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3510 CFS @ Holter - Winter is here and so are the sporadic hatches. Baetis are probably done for the season and fish have been feeding on midges on and off. Streamers and nymphing has been the most productive. Small olive streamers on a slow jig retrieve or tagged with your standard winter nymphs under a indicator should pick up feeding fish.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Fishing on the Spring Creeks this time of year can offer some of the more consistent fishing around the valley. With water temps remaining constant you will find midges hatching in the warmth of the afternoon, granted there is no strong winds. Nymphing with small BWO nymphs, midges and scuds should produce fish sub surface.
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