Montana Fishing Report

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
267 CFS @ Gateway - The ice on the Gallatin has started to clear up a bit. Head up in the canyon towards Big Sky where the spring water dumps in to avoid ice shelves in the slower moving sections. Nymphing with Stoneflies, midges, and worms has been producing fish.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1540 CFS Below Ennis Lake - lower Madison River is a great option right now with bear trap canyon and below Ennis dam being the best options. Look for dropoffs and deeper holes where the fish will be stacked up until Spring. Use a crayfish or worm as your top bug, with a midges or small mayfly below it. Keep an eye out for floating ice chunks.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
987 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison up around Raynolds pass is one of the better options at the moment, especially with the temperature warming up this week. The best fishing will be in the afternoon when the water starts to warm up. Nymphing small flashy bugs is the ticket, and it's critical to get down quick and deep.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1220 CFS @ Livingston - The Yellowstone is going to be windy the next couple of days and is still quite iced up in most places. Nymphing down deep with Pat's rubberlegs, midges, and small mayfly patterns has been the most consistent. Make sure to scope out the boat ramps for access before heading this way.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
3370 CFS Below Holter Dam - The Missouri River is a great option with the mild winter we've been having. The best fishing will be just below Holter Dam. Think tailwater bugs, scuds, sowbugs, and worms. Anything pink is a good color for winter fishing on the Mo. Swinging streamers has been producing fish as well, for all you 2 handers out there.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
With the colder weather we've been having, Depuy's Spring Creek is one of the better spots to be. Fishing sub-surface has been the most consistent way to get into fish. Midges have been out on the surface on cloudy, warmer days, which we should be seeing a lot of in the coming weeks. Rod fees are still $40/ day until mid April.
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