Montana Fishing Report

Thursday, April 23, 2015
865 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River has some mud moving down this morning. Runoff has to start eventually, and this could be the commencement. That said, if the weather cools down again, we could see the river drop and clear back into shape. We haven't had a definitive report on whether the stretch S of Taylor Fork is clear or not, but our bet would be that it is!
Friday, April 24, 2015
1,120 CFS [55℉] @ Ennis Dam - The Lower Madison continues to fish great. The Caddis hatch is in full swing now, so get out there while it lasts! Fish are starting to look up for the dry now, as they took a few days to digest all the pupas and emergers they were eating. Nymphing with a crayfish pattern and chartreuse colored nymph will get the job done as well.
Friday, April 24, 2015
1,110 CFS [43.2℉] @ Cameron - The Upper Madison River continues to fish quite well for this time of year. We're hearing reports of solid nymphing, dry fly fishing, and streamer fishing. There has been a solid BWO hatch the past couple of days, and it should be especially good today if the clouds stick around. This weekend is looking rainy, so another sign for good fishing.
Friday, April 24, 2015
4200 CFS @ Corwin - Don't completely count out the Yellowstone River quite yet. With cooler weather coming this weekend, look for the river to clear up a touch, and to stabilize. If that happens, look for both the Baetis dry fly fishing and streamer fishing to be quite good. Work those streamers close to the bank, and look for pods of rising fish in the soft water.
Monday, April 20, 2015
3,710 CFS [45.7℉] @ WC Dam - It's been a fairly solid April so far on the Missouri River. If you're looking for great dry fly fishing, you'll want the clouds to roll in. Nymphing hasn't been incredible, but if you put the time in, and focus on the slower/deeper runs, you'll find your fish. Streamer guys have been doing alright, and the swingers have still been catching fish.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Fishing on the Spring Creeks has been a bit hit or miss lately. If you can pick a day with some cloud cover, the fish are up and feeding, and the Baetis are hatching. Sunny days are always a little tougher, and require a bit more stealth. Nymphing will produce for you when the dry fly action is slow, and sight fishing to big Browns with a streamer can provide some excitement.
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