Montana Fishing Report

Monday, November 24, 2014
The Gallatin River here in the Valley still has a fair bit of shelf ice. There may be places where you can get into the river, but use caution. If you take a drive up the Canyon, you should see the ice start to recede a bit. As far as fly selection goes, nymphing will be the name of the game with patterns such as Pink Lightning bugs, Worms, and Czech nymphs will get the job done.
Monday, November 24, 2014
1,420 CFS ➡️ [34.2℉] The Lower Madison River has cleared up over the past few days and started fishing well again. The fish are in their winter homes now. Generally, if you can find one, you'll find a few more close by. Nymphing has been the way to go, with Pink nymphs, Stoneflies, and Worms leading the way. Look for fishing to improve with slightly warmer temps this week.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
937 cfs ➡️ The Upper has been fishing well the past few days, especially in the upper sections around $3 Bridge and between the lakes. There's still some ice closer to Ennis, just make sure to be careful wading. Some fish have been eating midges on top, and streamer fishing has been OK between the lakes, but nymphing is your best bet: stones, worms, midges, and small stuff.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
1,900 cfs ➡️ There's still a fair amount of ice on the banks and in the channels, but most of the Stone is clear by now. Fishing is always a bit hit or miss this time of year--if you're lucky enough to find a day when the wind isn't blowing 20-30mph, you could be in for a solid day of fishing. On calm days, there has been good nymphing in deeper runs, and some dry fly action with midges.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
4,570 cfs ➡️ Fishing on the Missouri has been fairly good. Winter is a great time to get out there and enjoy the lack of crowds. Nymphing will be the way to go, however look for midges to really start to pop when the wind isn't howling, and streamers are still productive right now too. Get down deep with your standard winter bugs...scuds, sows, pink, and worms.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Spring Creeks are a nice choice this time of year as rod fees are at their lowest rates, and this is also the least crowded time of the year for the Creeks. If you can find a day that is not super windy, or a nice run protected by some trees, you'll be in for solid nymphing, and likely a nice midge hatch. Be sure to keep an eye out for spawning Brown Trout!
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