Montana Fishing Report

Monday, March 16, 2020
274 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin has had some slush in the mornings due to the colder weather that rolled in this past weekend but the fishing remains good and the river has cleared up by afternoon. Nymphing with a smaller, dark rubber legs and a midge or mayfly nymph behind it has been very effective & dry fly action is picking up as well.
Friday, March 13, 2020
1,160 CFS @ bl Ennis Lake - The Lower Madison has been a great option as of late. More fish are being caught off the surface and the nymphing has been solid as well. A double nymph setup with crayfish patterns and a scud or sow bug below it has been very effective. It looks like this weekend will be a bit colder but should warm up again next week.
Friday, March 13, 2020
1,010 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper is a great place to head to spend a day of fishing right now. The fish are starting to get a little more active with chasing flies and moving around. There have been fish feeding on midges off the surface if you can find softer water but nymphing is still producing the most numbers with stoneflies & midge nymphs.
Friday, March 13, 2020
943 CFS @ Corwin - Conditions on the Yellowstone have really improved over the past couple of weeks. We're seeing more and more shelf ice breaking off each day although the colder weather and wind coming this weekend could slow that down a bit. If you do decide to head that way the nymphing has been good with bigger stones, mayflies, and midges.
Monday, March 16, 2020
4,920 CFS @ Holter - Some colder weather came through over the weekend but the Missouri River continues to fish well. There have been midge hatches occurring throughout the day with the second half of the day showing the most action. For nymphs, pink is the hot color. Scuds, sow bugs, worms, and mayfly nymphs have all been producing solid numbers.
Friday, March 13, 2020
The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks are always a great fishing option this time of year not to mention their reduced winter rates. The wind in Paradise Valley can sometimes be an issue but when it's low there have been some nice midge hatches. However, the double nymph rig has been the most consistent. Try scuds, sow bugs, worms, and midges.
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