Montana Fishing Report

Saturday, March 23, 2019
380 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin has really turned on in the past week as we make the transition into spring time conditions. The river is completely open now expect for a small portion of ice near Big Sky. This is the time when fish will start to make the transition from their winter holding areas to shallower, faster moving water.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
1800 CFS @ Ennis - The Lower Madison is open and fishing pretty well the only problem is access to boat ramps. There's still quite a bit of snow at some of the ramps so I'd recommend going with a couple of people & bringing a rope just in case you get stuck. Midges have been pretty abundant as of late and beats time is just around the corner!
Saturday, March 23, 2019
1080 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison is fishing well right now the only issue is going to be access. Raynold's bridge and 3 Dollar bridge still have quite of bit of snow so there's a good chance you'll be parking on the side of the highway for at least a few more days. The best fishing right now is in-between the lakes down to Lyon's bridge.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
1130 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone still has a decent amount of ice despite the warmer temperatures we've been having. Dredging the bottom with nymphs seems to be working the best around the Livingston area however still be careful of the shelf ice. I would steer clear of floating Paradise Valley for at least another or so week due to the ice.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
4820 CFS @ Holter - The Missouri has been fishing great & has really picked up the past week or so. The streamer bite has started to turn on & if that's your thing, target the deeper, faster moving water. However, nymphing will be your best bet in terms of numbers. Pink is a good go to but anything olive & flashy has been working great as of late.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks would be a great place to head to right now. We've been having reports of abundant baetis and midge hatches. Make sure to bring plenty of emergers in case that's what the fish are keying in on. It's hard to complain with spending a day fishing these Spring Creeks especially with the warmer weather we've been seeing
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