Montana Fishing Report

Monday, July 28, 2014
792 cfs ➡️ The Gallatin continues to fish quite well--mornings and evenings are best in the valley due to slightly warmer temps, but the canyon water has been fishing great throughout the day. The usual run of nymphs is working but this is a great time to dry fly fish. Caddis, PMDs, and Yellow Sallies are all hatching, and attractor dries such as Stimulators and Trudes are working great too.
Monday, July 28, 2014
1,560 cfs ➡️ The Lower is still pretty warm throughout the day--if you really want to, hit it early in the morning, but after that the river is getting too warm and the survival rate of a hooked fish drops considerably. Between high water temps, tubers, and snakes, this is a good time of year to give the Lower Madison a rest. Thankfully, there are plenty of other great options right now!
Monday, July 28, 2014
1,270 cfs ➡️ Big surprise-- the Upper Madison is continuing to fish well. Morning and evening hatches have been fantastic, and nymphing is great throughout the day. There are plenty of Caddis, Stoneflies, and Epeorus Mayflies coming off--if nothing else, fish will still eat an attractor dry. Stonefly nymphs, caddis nymphs, and attractors have been getting the job done under the surface.
Monday, July 28, 2014
5,070 cfs ⬇️ The Yellowstone is clear, gradually dropping, and fishing great, through the whole valley and down below too. Nymphing has still been good with bigger rubber legs as well as smaller flashy bugs, but dry fly action has also started picking up. Stoneflies, Caddis, and even a few Hoppers have been productive on the surface. A Chubby/dropper rig is always a good option.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
4,500 CFS ➡️ The Missouri continues to fish well. Tricos, Tricos, and more Tricos. The Trico spinner fall has been amazing at times, even to the point where it's almost not worth fishing a trico pattern, just because there are so many naturals on the water. When that happens, don't be afraid to mix it up a bit. Throw an attractor at them, or a terrestrial. It's almost hopper time!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Spring Creeks continue to fish well for those who are patient. It can sometimes be a waiting game on the creeks. The main hatches are Tricos and PMDs, however don't leave home without a few ants, beetles, and small hoppers. Get out early or late for the best fishing. If the hatch is slow, don't hesitate to nymph some of the deeper pools and runs.
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