Montana Fishing Report

Monday, September 1, 2014
792 CFS ⬇️ The Gallatin River is still pretty high and muddy after the big rains, however it is dropping and our guess would be it is clearing up high. If you're headed out to explore and find some clear water, south of Taylor's Fork will be your best bet. Nymphing behind the mud can often provide excellent fishing, and will continue to improve as the river returns to normal flows.
Monday, September 1, 2014
1,510 CFS ➡️ [63.0℉] The Lower Madison is currently one of the best options, as many other rivers are blown out from the rain. Nymphing will be your best bet on the Lower, however with the cloudy weather you could see an early Fall Baetis hatch. Your sub-surface selection should consist of Crayfish, small Baitfish patterns, Soft Hackles, and your favorite BH droppers.
Monday, September 1, 2014
1,210 CFS ➡️ The Upper Madison River continues to be one of the best options around. Nymphing and streamer fishing will likely be your best bet, however on the right day, we could see Fall Baetis start to show up. Hopper action has been decent down further by Ennis. On the upper river, nymph action will be consistent, however the Ant/Beetle bite could be very good on the right day.
Monday, September 1, 2014
3,820 CFS ⬆️ Unfortunately, a Labor Day fishing trip on the Yellowstone River is not an option this year. Heavy rains caused the Lamar River to completely blow out, along with various other feeder streams of the Yellowstone. Chalky mud is the situation over there right now. Hopefully, it will clear out soon enough, and when it does, FISH IT! Fishing after the mud can be excellent!
Monday, September 1, 2014
4,320 CFS ➡️ The Missouri River continues to fish well, as it often does. Dry fly fishing is still the reason many folks are fishing the MO, however we seem to be in a bit of a transition period between hatches. There are some Fall Caddis starting, but it may be a couple more weeks until BWOs start to show up. With the cooling weather, nymphing should really start to pick up soon.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Spring Creek fishing this time of year can be a bit hit or miss. We are in a transition between hatches right now, so dry fly fishing can be sporadic at times. When there is no hatch, fishing a small beetle or ant can move some good fish. It won't be long until we move into Fall mode and the BWOs start to show up. Until then, don't forget the tiny nymphs, as they can be a real day-saver.
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