Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
285 CFS @Gateway- The Gallatin River has been fishing well for it being winter time. Most of the fish have been caught nymphing with a big stonefly fly trailed by a zebra midge or egg. The valley has been the most productive as it see's more sunlight than the canyon. Still fish the middle of the day to avoid any slush coming down the river.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1,500 CFS Bl Ennis Lake- The lower Madison continues to be one of the better winter options for the time being. When the wind isn't blowing fish are being caught on worm pattern or crayfish trailed by a midge. Look for the fish to be in the slower water behind rocks and inside runs as they are trying to conserve energy.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
965 CFS @Kirby- The Upper Madison has been fishing alright at the moment with most of the action happening up in the walk wade section near 3 dollar bridge. Midges, Softhackles and small stonefly nymphs has been the most productive. Fish the slow deep runs and inside seems with the water temps being cold.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1,180 CFS @Livingston- The Yellowstone river probably wont be much of an option for the foreseeable future. There is some shelf beginning to form and some slush in the mornings. If you do head this way make sure the boat ramps are ice free.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
4070 CFS BL Holter Dam- The Missouri River has been nymphing well in the slower, deeper runs. Scud patterns, Sow bugs, and Worms have been producing the most fish. Swinging streamers has been productive as well using a slow retrieve in deep pools or by swinging the tailouts.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The paradise Valley Spring Creeks are a good option right now and for the remainder of winter. 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 midges out in decent numbers.
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