Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
558 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River continued to fish well over the weekend. There were a lot of people out, but if you could find some solitude, you were usually getting into good numbers of fish. Attractor dry flies, Spruce Moths, Hoppers, Ants, and Beetles are the dry flies of choice. When surface action is slow, don't be afraid to rig the nymphs and dredge some of the deeper runs.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
1,420 CFS ➡️ The Lower Madison River has been fishing OK recently, if you're willing to get out super early in the mornings. Dead-drifting Sculpin/dropper combos has been the ticket. Unfortunately, river temps are rising fast during the day and are usually up above 70-degrees by mid morning. With cooler weather forecasted, look for more fishable conditions soon.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
1,060 CFS ➡️ The Upper Madison River is one of the best choices in our area currently. Up high, they're still eating the spruce moth, and the flying ants are showing up more and more each day. Down lower in the valley, the terrestrial is the top fly. Ants, Beetles, and Hoppers are all on the menu. When dry fly action is slow, don't forget the nymph rig. Stoneflies and flashy attractors.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
3,240 CFS ➡️ Pick your favorite method on the Yellowstone River now, and you'll have a great chance of catching fish. Dry fly fishing has been a bit hit or miss, but when it's on, it's on. Hoppers, Ants, and Attractors are the flies of choice. Sub-surface, you can either run the dead-drifted Stonefly or Sculpin rig, or the big streamer. The river is fishing well from top to bottom.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
4,550 CFS ➡️ The Missouri River continues to fish quite well. Tricos, Hoppers, and other Terrestrials are all on the menu. It was a weird summer for Caddis on the Missouri, they never really showed up in the numbers we are used to. That being said, fishing in the evenings can produce some fish on top with the Caddis dry. If you are looking for more numbers, rig up the nymph rod.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The local Spring Creeks are a dry fly fisherman's dream right now. Picky fish, small bugs, light tippets, and good hatches. PMDs and Sulphurs are still the main source of bugs. In addition, there are still some caddis fluttering around, as well as midges. Terrestrials such ants and beetles will often be the ticket for those super picky trout. Get out early or late for the best fishing.
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