Montana Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
500 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River continues to fish well. From the reports we've heard, dry fly fishing has been a bit hit or miss. Hit on the cloudy days, miss on the sunny days. For consistent action, you'll want to nymph the deeper runs. Stonefly nymphs and smaller BHs are the ticket right now. Streamer fishing for bigger Browns is picking up as well, especially on the overcast days.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1,460 CFS ➡️ [54.5℉] The Lower Madison River continues to fish well. Nymphing has been the go-to method of fish catching, however there have been some great reports of BWO hatches on the cloudier days. For nymphs, go with a crayfish or worm, with a smaller Baetis nymph trailing behind. Swinging a small streamer or crayfish pattern can be very effective this time of year as well.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1,180 CFS ➡️ We've heard some excellent reports from the Upper Madison River recently. Fishing down closer to Ennis seems to be a bit more productive than up high. There have been a few fish starting to move up from Ennis Lake. Dry fly fishing is slowing down a bit, however on the cloudy days, more and more BWOs are starting to show up. It's just getting started on the Upper Madison.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
2,240 CFS ➡️ Reports from the Yellowstone River have been good to excellent, depending on the day. Nymping has been the best way to get them, however on certain days, dry fly fishing has been very hot. Small Mayfly style patterns have been getting a lot of nice fish, and the Hopper bite has been good as well. Streamers are starting to move some of the bigger fish.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
4,100 CFS ➡️ September on the Missouri River can be one of the best months. There are endless opportunities for dry fly fishing, with the daily hatches of BWOs, Pseudos, and Caddis. You have the option of posting up and working a pod of risers, or just blind fishing the banks. Both with work. September is also the month when the nymph bite really starts to turn back on.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Spring Creeks are getting better and better each day as we move into Fall Fishing Mode. Hatches mostly consist of BWOs, small Pseudocleons, and Midges. Dry fly fishing has been best on the overcast days. Nymph fishing has been consistently good, with small Baetis nymphs leading the way, as well as smaller midges.
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