Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
242 CFS @ Gateway - The cold nights have slowed things down for a couple days, but with warm weather in the forecast, fishing on the Gallatin should pick back up by this weekend. Both the valley stretches and the lower canyon have been fishing well. Stonefly nymphs, small attractor nymphs, eggs, and worms are all good options.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
1,150 CFS @ Ennis Dam - February is a great time to fish the Lower Madison. Once the temps warm back up after this brief cold spell, fish will be hungry and moving around. Zebra midges, czech nymphs, and eggs will be your best bet, but don't hesitate to swing flies or even throw a midge dry. However, the wind can get nasty out there so check the forecast before you go.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
1,130 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison is another good option right now, especially higher up in the valley. Again, keep an eye on the wind forecast since it can really get howling out there. On a calm day, though, the fish may be looking up for midge dries in addition to the usual program of nymphs- zebra midges, small pink/red attractors, and even small stoneflies are your best bets.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
1,090 CFS @ Livingston - Even with the recent cold weather, the Yellowstone is relatively clear of ice at this point. However, we still recommend using caution while floating or wading this time of year. Nymphing has been most productive with midge nymphs dropped below smaller stoneflies. Keep an eye on the wind forecast as well.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
3,880 CFS @ Holter Dam - It sounds like the MO is fishing pretty well right now, especially in the afternoons once things warm up a bit. Flows are a bit lower than usual for this time of year but are still hanging in there. Pink scuds, worms, and midge nymphs are all on the menu, and folks have even gotten some fish swinging streamers on the warmer days when fish are up for chasing them.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Spring Creeks are a great option for winter fishing. Nymphs have been most productive, especially in the deeper runs. Bring plenty of zebra midges and small pink scuds or czech nymphs. However, on calmer days you can also get fish looking up for small midge dries or wets. Keep an eye out for rainbows as they begin their spawning season.
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