Montana Fishing Report

Thursday, July 24, 2014
933 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River is clear after the big rain storms of a couple nights ago. The river looks good and is fishing even better. Nymphs are the main way of fish catching, however we don't think there are many Gallatin rainbows that will pass up a well presented Attractor dry. The Canyon seems to be fishing a bit better, however we've heard good reports from the Valley too.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
1,720 CFS ➡️ 71.6℉ ➡️ The Lower Madison River is hanging in there. Fishing in the morning is your best chance due to higher water temps, although the water stays warm throughout the whole day. If you want to try it, nymphing is probably the best option, however there have been a few fish eating dries here and there. If you do hook a fish, a quick fight and a quick release is key.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
1,100 CFS ➡️The Upper Madison River continues to fish very well. One of the best options around really. Nymphing has been consistently good with small stoneflies, flashy attractors, and caddis. The upper river, around $3 Bridge and Reynolds has been seeing good dry fly fishing with Caddis, Epeorous Mayflies, and Attractors. Flying Ants and Spruce moths should be showing up soon.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
5,820 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River continues to drop, and has started to clear after the big rainstorms a few days ago. The Valley stretch is looking clear today, and the rest of the river will follow. Whatever your preferred technique, fishing has been great. Don't be afraid to throw the big dry, as there are plenty of Nocturnal Stoneflies starting to crawl around.
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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