Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
927 CFS @ Gateway - The cold rainy day yesterday has put a pretty good amount of mud into the Gallatin River this morning. The Gallatin is dirty all the way up to the Taylor's Fork at the moment, but fishable above that. Once it dries out, it may be a day or two before we get some clean water to fish. Keep posted.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
1270 CFS @ Ennis Dam - The Lower Madison River has cooled off significantly over the past few days with water temps plummeting into the low 60s. While it still may not be our first choice, it is possible to have some decent fishing over there right now fishing with a Hopper-Dropper type rig. Hoot Owl restrictions are still in place so you still have to be done by 2:00.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
982 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison has cooled off significantly going from near 70 degrees over the past week to the mid 50s this morning. Cooler water can shock the fish a bit when it happens dramatically, but look for the fishing to pick up and be very good over the next few days. Big Dries fished with droppers out in the middle has been most productive.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2570 CFS @ Corwin - Despite a cold and rainy day yesterday, the Yellowstone River is in great shape this morning. The river has cooled off pretty significantly making the fish pretty happy. Hoppers fished with droppers seems to be the ticket but nymphing with a girdle bug and a bead during the slow times has been productive as well.
Friday, July 24, 2015
4,320 CFS [63.9℉] - The Missouri River has been fishing fairly well over the past week or so. Tricos continue to be the main source of hatch activity. Throwing a #20-22 Trico is not everyone, so don't forget that they are willing to eat more than just the tiny stuff. If you have a real picky fish, try running a #14 Beetle or a Midge Cluster over his head. Get ready to set the hook.
Monday, July 20, 2015
If you're into feeding big weary trout small dry flies, the Spring Creeks are the place for you right now. There are still some PMDs around, and the morning spinner fall has been solid. If the fish are unwilling to go for the PMD, try running a small ant or beetle over their nose once or twice. You may be surprised. You can also start to try some small, low-riding hoppers.
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