Montana Fishing Report

Monday, October 5, 2015
520 CFS (46.2℉) @ Logan - It's time to bust out the waders and do a little Fall fishing. The Gallatin River has been a great option for an easy wade fishing trip. The Valley has actually been a bit more consistent lately. Nymphing has been the way to go, however if we get a few clouds, you might see some BWOs. Go for a walk away from the FAS, and you'll find better fishing.
Monday, October 5, 2015
1,230 CFS (53.1℉) - For an easy float trip, and stress free wade fishing, the Lower Madison has been the place to be. Nymphers have been working the buckets through with Crayfish patterns, midges, and small mayfly nymphs. Cloudy days will bring the BWOs up. Streamer guys have been having good luck swinging Sculpin patterns on the two-handed rod or stripping them off the banks.
Monday, October 5, 2015
984 CFS (45.0℉) @ Cameron - Take your pick on the Upper Madison River.. You can go up high and get them on techy nymph patterns, or you can go low and run a big Stonefly/Soft Hackle rig and hopefully find a big Ennis Lake Brown. Not much dry fly activity besides the cloudy day Baetis of this past weekend. It can be combat fishing, but the big Browns are moving at Baker's Hole.
Monday, October 5, 2015
1,880 CFS (48.9℉) @ Livingston - The Yellowstone River is a bit hit or miss this time of year. At times, the wind can really howl over there. However, if you can find a calm day, you'll have a chance to cash in on some great Fall fishing. For those wanting to strip big streamers around, a lower river float is a good option. When the clouds roll in, look for BWOs.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3,230 CFS (57.7℉) @ Holter Dam - If you like BWOs and their tiny cousin, the Pseudeocloeon, it's time to head up the Missouri River. Watch the weather, as you'll want a cloudy and somewhat calm day. The lower river is great this time of year for floaters looking for heads. Nymphing the faster water will get you fish as well. Fish them deep or short and you will find success.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Now is getting to be a great time to be out on the spring creeks. Prices are down, and the baetis are really starting to come off when there's a bit of cloud cover. Fish will eat baetis and small terrestrials on top, but technical presentation is key since they're picky at this point in the season. Nymphing will be a bit easier, definitely bring some scuds and smaller attractor nymphs.
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