Montana Fishing Report

Thursday, April 20, 2017
699 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River is in great condition at the moment and fishing well. Baetis and Midges are the predominate hatches but there are just enough Skwalas around that the fish are looking for them as well. Nymphing has been excellent with medium sized stones and midge, egg or baetis patterns trailing behind.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
1790 CFS @ Ennis - Caddis have arrived on the Lower Madison although with mixed results so far. The weather has played a major factor, but when the sun peaks through, the bugs have started to get active. We have not had the clouds of caddis yet, but probably soon to come. Baetis and March Browns have also been getting some fish to the surface.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
1240 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison has consistently been the best fishing river for the past week or so. There seems to be a good number of fish in the river right now and fishing an egg or worm pattern through the obvious runs should catch some fish. Dry fly fishing has been spotty but should pick up. Be careful of redds if you are wading!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4170 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone has some color to it as it has come up a bit but over the past few days the flows have flattened out. There are spotty reports of a few caddis around but not throughout the whole river. Baetis and March Browns seem to be hanging around as well. Look for the Caddis to pop big if it warms up this week.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7020 CFS @ Holter - The Missouri has been steadily on the rise over the past week making the fishing a bit tougher at the moment. There were plenty of baetis and midges on the surface to get some fish up, but nymphing has taken over as the river has come up. Streamer fishing has been decent and should get better if things stabilize.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Dry fly fishing has been excellent on the Paradise Valley spring creeks as both midges and BWO's hatching on the creeks. Midges are hatching during the mornings and on cloudy afternoons the BWO's are hatching. We would expect the BWO's should only get better and the midges will be tapering off. Trying a small nymph in the riffles will also work.
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