Montana Fishing Report

Saturday, October 12, 2019
545 CFS @ Gateway - Looks like temps are going to warm back up for a bit after the colder weather we've been having. The nymphing has been very productive with stonefly patterns, lightning bugs, and midges. The dry fly fishing has been hit or miss. BWO hatches will be most abundant during the afternoons with overcast skies and minimal wind.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1,650 CFS @ bl Ennis - The Lower Madison is a great fishery this time of year. Now is a good time to fish it with temps going back into the 50's for the next week or so. On the days with cloud cover try throwing a streamer or sculpin pattern. Otherwise a crawfish with a midge or baetis dropper fished along the weed beds is always a good go to.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1,100 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison has been fishing great despite the fluctuating conditions that fall in Montana brings. Smaller dries & nymphs are working great. Fish have actively been taking baetis emergers and midge nymphs throughout the day. For dries use #18-22 BWO's and midges. Smaller articulated streamers are producing fish as well!
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1,570 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone River has been cold and windy over the past few days which slowed down the fishing but is starting to pick up again. Baetis and midge hatches have been occuring during the afternoons. Bigger stonefly patterns, pat's rubber legs, & pheasant tails are solid choices for your nymphing setup.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
4,360 CFS @ Holter - Fishing on the Missouri has overall been pretty good. The nymphing slowed down a bit this past week but should pick back up. Midges, scuds, sow bugs, & mayfly nymphs with some flash are all a good place to start. Dry fly fishing has been better later in the day. If you find fish looking up throw a Parachute Adams or a Pseudo.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks are fishing good and will continue to get better as we move further into fall conditions. There have been pretty consistent BWO hatches in the afternoons especially when there's some cloud cover. If you're not seeing fish coming up try nymphing with midges, baetis emergers, or swinging a soft hackle in the riffles.
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