Montana Fishing Report

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
428 cfs @ Gateway-Hoot Owl restrictions have been lifted, we can now fish the Gallatin all day! The Gallatin is fishing well throughout the valley and the canyon. Dries have been most effective in the morning and evening-- we are still seeing Spruce Moths in the canyon, and hoppers are great lower down. If it slows down on top, nymphing or trailing a dropper is a good bet.
Friday, August 28, 2015
1190 CFS @ Ennis Dam - With Hoot Owl Restrictions lifted on the Lower Madison, you can now fish all day. Hopper fishing has been very good lately on the Lower Madison River with some nice fish being caught off the surface. Mid-morning seems to be the best time for hoppers, but fishing a crayfish pattern early and late can also be very productive.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
982 @ Kirby - Terrestrials and small dries have been the ticket on the Upper Madison lately. Fish are definitely spread out all over the river so just concentrating on the banks may not do you much good. Hoppers, ants and beetles have all been good fished in the seams and eddies behind rocks. Persistence definitely pays off.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
1550 @ Corwin - The Yellowstone River has had some pretty good afternoon hopper fishing for those that stick with it. Cooler mornings have made nymphing or streamer fishing best early in the day but once it warms up, a hopper with a dropper has been very productive. The river is low but in great shape with good clarity.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
4070 CFS @ Holter - The Missouri is still providing solid fishing this week with most of the fish coming off the bottom eating nymphs or streamers. Dry fly fishing has been tough overall, but not impossible for those willing to stick with it. The better fishing has been on the upper stretches as the weather continues to stay warm.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
While there are still a few PMDs and Caddis around, terrestrials are you best bet on the creeks right now. Fishing a small hopper, ant or beetle to rising fish or along the grassy banks has been most productive. Remember its late August and the spring creeks can be tough, but also very rewarding. Your persistence will pay off.
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