Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
322 CFS @Gateway- The Gallatin River has been okay at the moment. In the mornings we are seeing some slush coming out of the canyon as well as some decent ice shelves building. So if you head this way be sure to fish lower in the valley. Nymphing big stone fly nymphs, worms and eggs have been the most productive.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
1,390 CFS Bl Ennis Lake- The Lower Madison continues to be one of the better options as of late. Fish have been keying in on small pink nymphs, worms and soft hackles for the most part. On the warmer days when the wind isn't blowing you may see a few midges or BWO's out for dry fly action.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
987 CFS @Kirby- The Upper Madison has been a decent option as of late with fish being caught on egg patterns, midges and soft hackles. With water temps in the low 40's to the upper 30's the fish are in the slowest water they can find to conserve energy. On the warmer and cloudier days we are seeing some midge hatches.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
1330 CFS @ Livingston- The Yellowstone river probably isn't the best option right now with the colder weather we have been having. If you do decide to head this way make sure the boat ramps are ice free and the wind isn't howling. Try fishing big stoneflys or dead drifting streamers trailed with a soft hackle.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
3,760 CFS Bl Holter Dam- The Missouri River has been a good option as of late with some decent dry fly action and streamer fishing. On the cloudy days there have been good hatches of BWO's and Midges. For the streamers either fishing them on the swing or stripped slowly along the bottom will be your best bet.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The paradise Valley Spring Creeks are a good option right now as we head into winter and colder weather. The fish will be holding in the slowest water possible and will be eating midges, baetis, scuds and eggs. On the days where the temperature is above freezing and the wind is blowing there have been some adult Baetis out in decent numbers.
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