Montana Fishing Report

Thursday, May 23, 2019
1560 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin continues to drop and right now would be a great time to get out there while you still can. We should have a short window of pretty good fishing before it shuts back down due to runoff but keep checking the flows. Nymphing will most likely be your most effective way of fishing right now.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
2190 CFS@Ennis-The Lower Madison is in great shape and the stable flows the past couple of days have created good fishing conditions. The caddis hatch is heating up again and warm temps should keep the bugs hatching the next few days, especially in Bear Trap. Soft hackles and crayfish will also catch plenty of fish if the surface action is slow.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
1490 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison is fishing great and the flows are back down thanks to this colder weather. However, this shut the caddis down for the time being but expect that to change as soon as we start seeing warmer weather again. The majority of action right now is subsurface so having your caddis pupas & mayfly nymphs is a must.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5640 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone has been steadily dropping for the past week or so & the fishing has picked back up. If you're into throwing streamers then the Yellowstone is the place to be right now, make sure you're casting them at the banks. Rubber legs and big stoneflies have been working for your nymphs. Keep checking the flows!
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7660 CFS @ Holter - The Missouri has been hit or miss recently but has definitely picked up since last week. Bring out the nymph setup in the morning and make your way to shallower water once afternoon comes for March Brown & BWO hatches. Flows are up just a little bit. Now would be a great time to dust off the streamer rod & throw some meat!
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks are fishing well & a great option for this time of year granted you can find an open rod slot that's available. These Creeks fill up very fast this time of year with the other rivers entering runoff. The nymphing has been really good with scuds, sowbugs, & caddis pupas. Midges, BWO's, and caddis are good for dries.
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