Montana Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2040 CFS @ Gateway - The flows on the Gallatin have been on a 4 day slide giving the river a bit of clarity. With warmer temps this week, it's sure to be on the rise again but you might get a day out there if you don't mind fishing the off-color water. Big dark flies fished tighter to the banks might produce a fish or two.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2310 CFS @ Ennis - The Lower Madison continues to pump out caddis, yellow sallies and a few golden stones. While dry fly fishing has been sparse during mid-day, nymphing a crayfish pattern with a dropper has been productive. Dry fly fishing definitely picks up in the evenings or on cloudy days. Flows have remained stable for now.
Monday, May 18, 2020
1,420 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison is one of the better fishing options in the area at the moment. Below the West Fork will have more color in the water than above. Dry fly fishing has been better later on in the day and when the wind is down. Nymphing remains the most productive with stonefly patterns, caddis pupas, mayfly nymphs, and worms.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
8200 CFS @ Corwin - We though we might get a little window to fish the Yellowstone again with our recent cooler weather but with the rain and the warming temperatures, it looks like it may be gone for a while. The river is pretty high and dirty at the moment. There are certainly better options for fishing.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
4730 CFS @ Holter - The Missouri River has been fishing well. Dry fly fishing has been decent in the afternoons and on cloudy days. Nymphing has been the most productive throughout the day and streamer fishing is picking up. Baetis and midges are the dominant hatches and nymphing with small scuds and San Juan Worms has worked well.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Spring Creeks in Paradise Valley are a great way to escape the dirtier rivers and catch a few fish. The rates have bumped up but are still below the prime summer rates until mid June. Caddis are the main story with still a few BWOs and Midges around on the cloudy days. When fish aren't rising, focus on nymphing the deeper holes for success.
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