Montana Fishing Report

Saturday, October 17, 2020
475 CFS @Gateway- Winter weather is here and the fish are going to move in the deep slow holes for the time being. Not much for dry flies but some fish are still being caught on big stonefly nymphs. With the colder water temps the streamer fishing is going to slow down as well. Try stripping the streamers as slow as possible along the bottom.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
1520 CFS BL Ennis Lake- The Lower Madison continues to be the best option as winter weather has come. Fish the seams, behind the boulder and the slowest water to find the fish. Worms, soft hackles and scud patterns are producing the most fish. Streamer fishing has been okay but has slowed with the water temps dipping down.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
1,030 CFS @Kirby- The Upper Madison has been okay as of late with most of the action happening subsurface. Big stonefly nymphs trailed by a soft hackle or midge is a good place to start. If your looking to streamer fish this week should only get better with the cooler temps. There have been some bwo's but don't expect them to hang around long.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
1,900 @ Livingston- The Yellowstone has slowed down some as water temps have dropped. But the streamer action has picked up and some nice fish are being caught. If your just looking to get the rod bent nymphing has been good but lots of white fish for every trout. With cold weather coming this might be the last time to float it for the season.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
3,230 CFS @Holter- The Missouri is fishing decent at the moment with most of the action happening underneath and will probably remain that way as the cold weather is here. Look for the fish to hold in the slowest water as possible. Worms, scuds and sow bugs are good option right now. The streamer has been off and on for the time being.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
The paradise Valley Spring Creeks are a good option right now as we head deeper into fall and colder weather. The fish will be holding in the slowest water possible and will be eating midges, baetis and scuds. The streamer bite has slowed down with the cold front that has pushed through and will probably remain slow as we head deeper into fall.
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