Montana Fishing Report

Saturday, August 1, 2015
571 cfs @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River is still fishing well. Hoppers are out in the valley and hopper dropper rigs have been productive during the afternoon. In the canyon, general attractor patterns and Spruce Moths are the ticket. Try a soft hackle mayfly or caddis dropper to cover the subsurface.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
1180 CFS @ Ennis Dam - Cooler night temperatures have certainly cooled off the Lower Madison yet Hoot Owl restrictions still remain in place. While it may not be the best option for fishing, if you head out early in the morning, you might have some decent dry/dropper action in the heavier water and near the weed beds.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
914 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison has been fishing well lately with hoppers and big attractor patterns. Small bead heads fished below them have also been very productive. The fish are spread out all over so don't be afraid to fish the seams and slicks in the middle of the river. If you go up high, also bring a few spruce moths.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
2260 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone River is in great shape. Fish are starting to rise to hoppers and hopper dropper rigs are working well. During slow periods when the fish aren't looking up, fishing a larger subsurface patterns, such as a Rubber Legs or a Zirdle, with a dropper has been productive.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
4070 CFS @ Holter - The story on the Missouri River is some Caddis and some Tricos with a little hopper fishing mixed in. Tricos in the morning have been decent and caddis hatches mid-day and in the evening have been about the same. Overall, dry fly fishing has been technical and nymph fishing has been excellent.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Overall the spring creeks in Paradise Valley have been pretty good. There have been some great PMD hatches morning and mid-day making for some fun and technical dry fly fishing. Ants, hoppers and beetles will also tease up a few fish. Nymphing in the deeper runs has also been productive.
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