Montana Fishing Report

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
365 CFS @ Gateway - The water temps are dropping and the fish have started to settle into their holding spots. The fishing has been pretty good in the valley and the canyon, but you have to find the right depth in the deeper riffles in order to find fish. Work combination nymph rigs through an area that looks good until you find the right setup.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1960 CFS @ Ennis - Deeper, softer pockets are the best places to find fish right now on the Lower Madison. Bear Trap to below the dam has been productive lately. The bigger browns are active in this area and can be hooked with bigger nymph setups. Below Bear Trap is an option as well, but again, head for the deeper riffles.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1870 CFS @ Cameron - The fish are holding in deeper pockets on the Upper right now, but are still active if you put the right fly in front of them. Softer, deeper pockets of water are where the fish are holding and afternoons are the best time to head out. We're also hearing good reports from people who fished between Varney and McAtee lately.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1650 CFS @ Livingston - We have heard good things about the Yellowstone higher up near Corwin and in the valley from Carter's to Mallard's. Dry fly fishing on cloudy days has been a productive way to go with fish still feeding on the surface. Nymphing foam pockets and seams has produced some really nice fish as well.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4400 CFS Below Holter - Nymphing has been consistent enough to keep things interesting on the Missouri. The water temps are falling and the fish have moved into slower, deeper water as recently as the past few days. Adams patterns and small BWO's have been productive on cloudy days, coupled with a smaller sow bug.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The spring creeks are a great option during the colder weather months. The water temps are a bit warmer on the spring creeks and the fish are still fairly active. Try nymphing the deeper pockets and bends along the banks with a smaller midge pattern.
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