Montana Fishing Report

Friday, February 17, 2017
350 CFS @ Gateway - Fishing on the Gallatin has been extremely productive for most during this warm weather spell. Stoneflies and worms as a lead fly followed behind with a midge pupa or small lightning bug has been doing well for most anglers from Big Sky down here to the valley. A few fish have been found feeding on midges the past day or so.
Friday, February 17, 2017
1490 CFS @ Below Ennis Lake - The Lower Madison has been fishing very well on those days where the "factor" (wind) has not been so strong to blow you over in the river. Nymphing with the tailwater favorites of scuds, sowbug, and crawfish have been producing most of the fish with a few noses rising up for midges in the warmer afternoons.
Friday, February 17, 2017
882 CFS@Kirby-The upper stretch around $3 Bridge or Reynolds Pass is still fishing well. Look for more midge surface activity with warming temps this coming weekend or tack on some weight with smaller stonefly patterns paired with a san juan worm and fish some of the deeper runs and pockets to find fish. Further north the river is still iced over.
Friday, February 17, 2017
812 CFS @Corwin - The Yellowstone River is currently a little too icy to fish with much success. Lots of float ice in the river which will stick around until we get a bit of warmer weather. Also, wind has been a huge factor making it unfishable on many days. Warming temps next week may provide more open water options, check back soon.
Friday, February 17, 2017
3510 CFS@Holter-Currently the Missouri is a good option for productive winter fishing. Anglers have been reporting fish holding in slower, deeper water. Fishing pink patterns remains the ticket. Swinging streamers is also producing on the MO. Look for the warmest time of day to see fish become more mobile.
Friday, February 17, 2017
With warmer air and water temps in the last week, fishing on the spring creeks has been very good but keep an eye out for the wind on those super warm days. Look for fish holding in slower runs and be aware not to spook the fish. Pink beadheads and zebra midges are your best bet with a few midge dry flies in the afternoons.
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