Montana Fishing Report

Monday, January 26, 2015
332 CFS ➡️ It's not too often we get to experience 50+℉ weather in January. So when we do, you gotta take advantage of it. The Gallatin River is, for the most part, ice free and has been fishing quite well. Deep nymphing will get you into the most fish, with Stoneflies, Worms, Midges, and small Czech style nymphs leading the way. Look for midges on the cloudy days.
Monday, January 26, 2015
1,460 CFS ➡️ [34.5℉] If you're looking to get into a bunch of fish on the nymph rig, the Lower Madison River is a great option right now. We've had several reports of good nymphing, and decent dry fly fishing on the right day. As far as fly selection goes, small pink nymphs, Midges, Worms, and Czech style flies have been at the top of the menu. Keep an eye open for midges as well.
Monday, January 26, 2015
974 CFS ➡️ (Hebgen) [36.4℉] The Upper Madison River is a great winter fishery, and with the warmer weather we've been experiencing, there is no reason you shouldn't be up there nymphing them up! The best fishing has been on the upper stretches of the river, around $3 Bridge, Reynold's Pass, and below Hebgen. Nymphing has been top notch, but watch for risers on midges around noon.
Monday, January 26, 2015
1,520 CFS ➡️ If you've been wanting to get out on the Yellowstone River, this may be your time. We've been talking to a few guys who have been doing well on streamers and deep nymph rigs. If you can get a day without gale-force winds, swinging the two-handed rod through those slower runs can really pay off. Midge hatches have been a bit sporadic, but don't forget the dries at home.
Monday, January 26, 2015
5,140 CFS ➡️ [34.3℉] The Missouri River has been fishing fairly well lately. It's a bit of a different story from years past, as the water flows are still high, and the fish are spread out. That said, they are hungry, so feel free to feed them. Nymphing has been the way to go, along with the streamer, both swung and stripped. Midge activity has been relatively sporadic.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Spring Creeks are a good choice this time of year. If you're looking to do some nymphing or dry fly fishing, they are a great place to be. If you can find a cloudy day with low wind, look for midges to be the hatch. Often times, a small Griffith's gnat or other cluster patter is all you need to fool them. Additionally, look for fish to hold in the deeper pools eating nymphs.
Subscribe to Montana Fishing Report