Montana Fishing Report

Friday, May 22, 2015
1,830 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin is still fairly blown out down here in town. The main culprit of the mud continues to be the Taylor's Fork. Don't forget that this weekend marks opening day of YNP, so the stretch of Gallatin River in the park could be a great option. Stonefly nymphs and small BH patterns will be your friend, as well as your favorite Attractor dries.
Friday, May 22, 2015
1,650 CFS @ Ennis Dam - We have seen varying conditions on the Lower Madison River over the past days. It's shaping up to be a nice weekend, so it's a good option for some Memorial Day fishing adventures. Below Cherry Creek, the East side of the river is fairly muddy, but upstream and to the West, conditions are prime. Crayfish, Sally nymphs, and BWOs are all on the menu.
Friday, May 22, 2015
892 CFS @ Kirby - Solid reports continue to come in from the Upper Madison River. The West Fork is putting a bit of mud in the river, but that has not seemed to hurt the fishing over there. Nymphing has been the way to go for most, with small Stones, Worms, and Baetis type nymphs leading the way.
Friday, May 22, 2015
7,320 CFS @ Corwin - If you're looking to do something out of the norm, there is a small window of fishable water on the Yellowstone River today. The river has been dropping for the past few days, and there is increased visibility around Livingston. There appears to be some more mud coming down from Corwin today, but it will be all day before that reaches the lower Valley.
Friday, May 22, 2015
3,780 CFS @ Wolf Creek Dam - With a lot of the area Freestone rivers being blown out, now is the time of year to fish the tailwaters such as the Missouri River. Reports from the Missouri have been solid. Nymphing has been productive for most anglers, however if the dry fly is your thing, there will be opportunities to hunt heads. BWOS and March Browns are the main hatch.
Friday, May 22, 2015
We're in sort of a transition period right now on the local Spring Creeks. Most of the BWOs have cleared out, and the PMDs have not showed themselves yet. Midges will be your main source of dry fly activity for now. Nymphing should continue to be quite productive with your standard tiny Spring Creek bugs. PMD nymphs, Midges, and Baetis will all be on the menu.
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