Montana Fishing Report

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
898 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River is in nice shape right now, and fishing has been quite good. If you like to throw Attractor style dry flies, you're in luck. Bring plenty of Royal Wulffs, Trudes, and Stimulators. Nymphing has been productive in the faster riffles. With the warmer temperatures, fish are more concentrated in the faster water, as there is more oxygen.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
1,830 CFS @ Ennis Dam - Over the past week, water temps on the Lower Madison River have risen hard. We expect to see hoot-owl closures in effect in the near future. Even in the early morning, the river is still well above 70 degrees, which is, for the most part, the cutoff line for trout fishing. If it cools off, we'll let you know, but for now let's give these trout a break.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
1,030 CFS @ Hebgen Dam - The Upper Madison River is still hanging in there. Luckily, we are expecting to have cooler water coming out of the dam in the next few weeks, and that should only help the fishing. All that said, the fishing has been solid lately. The PMD hatch has been strong, and the Caddis have been out by the millions. There are still a few Stoneflies up high.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
4,360 CFS @ Yellowstone River - The Yellowstone River has been one of our go-to spots for the past few weeks. It's in great shape and fishing very well. If you like to throw dry flies to eager trout, this is the place for you. Attractors are on the menu, as well as Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Nymphing the deeper banks has been good as well with Sculpins, Caddis, and PMD nymphs.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
4,180 CFS @ Holter Dam - The Missouri River is a great place to be right now, especially if you like throwing small dry flies to picky trout. The PMDs are out in full force and Tricos have been showing themselves here and there. Also, Yellow Sallies during the day and Caddis in the evenings. It's is hot out there, so fish early and late for the most comfort and best action.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If you're looking for dry fly action, you'll be hard pressed to find a better spot than one of the area Spring Creeks. PMDs are the main source of hatch activity now. If that doesn't seem to be producing, don't hesitate to try the small Terrestrial pattern. Big trout find it quite difficult to pass up a well presented Ant or Beetle in these hot summer months.
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