Montana Fishing Report

Thursday, October 30, 2014
475 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River continues to fish well as we finish up October. October was an interesting month, full of warm weather, and bright sun. Things have been better recently, and the fishing has significantly improved. There has been solid dry fly and streamer action on the cloudy days, and good nymphing starting around mid-day when the temperatures warm up.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
1,450 CFS ➡️ The Lower Madison has really started to pick up with the cooler, cloudy weather we've had recently. Guys have been getting into fish with all different methods. Nymphing your standard worm or crayfish patterns has been solid, as well as working the BWO hatch when it shows up. Now is also a great time to work on your two handed casting by swinging a crayfish.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
959 CFS ➡️ Fishing on the Upper Madison River continues to be quite good. Nymphing is still the most productive method, if you are a numbers guy. That being said, there has been a consistent BWO hatch coming off around 12:00, mainly on the upper stretches of the river. Streamer guys have had solid action on the cloudy days, getting into some very nice Brown Trout.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
1,630 CFS ➡️ The Yellowstone River has started to pick up now that we are seeing some cooler, cloudy weather. The main issue there now has been the "W" factor. The wind has been howling at times, with gusts up to 30-40mph. That can make things interesting while fishing. That being said, if you can find a calm day, fishing has been very solid, on nymphs, dries, and streamers.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
4,160 CFS ➡️ [52.7℉] The Missouri River continues to be one of the best fishing options in the State. If you're into nymphing up big rainbows all day, this is the place for you. When the clouds roll in, you can get into some great Fall dry fly fishing on BWOs and midges. Don't be afraid to bust out the streamer rod and sink tip and work the banks for those big Browns on the prowl.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Spring Creeks are an excellent choice right now! Over in the Paradise Valley, most of the creeks are now on their winter rates of $40/rod, and they are relatively crowd free, compared to the summer. If you can find a day where the wind isn't too extreme, you will be in for nice dry fly fishing, and potential for good nymph fishing before and after the hatch.
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