Montana Fishing Report

Friday, February 16, 2018
291 CFS @ Gateway- The Gallatin has fished well on warmer days when there hasn't been slush. Fishing deeper runs and pools with small Midge and Stonefly imitations. The fishing has been more productive through the canyon. If you do fish the valley there should be fish rising on warmer afternoons in slower water.
Friday, February 16, 2018
1690 CFS @ Ennis- The Lower Madison has been a very solid option in the past couple of weeks below Ennis Dam to Warm Springs. Nymphing has been the most productive with a Wire Worm and any Midge pattern below. Fish deeper water with minimal current if you are going to fish subsurface, there have been fish rising on warmer afternoons.
Friday, February 16, 2018
1180 CFS @ Kirby- The Upper Madison is a good option if you are up for the drive. Three Dollar Bridge and Raynolds is a great place to fish this time of year with nymph set ups. Try using a Rubber Legs trailed with a Pink Pierre or Midge. Rising fish will be holding tight to the banks and side channels if you are looking for surface action.
Friday, February 16, 2018
1050 CFS @ Corwin- The Yellowstone has not been the best option around as of lately due to lousy access from ice. If you are going to fish, try upstream from Livingston where the temps have been warmer. Target deep riffles and pools with something heavy close to the bottom. Dead drifting bigger streamers might turn up some larger fish.
Friday, February 16, 2018
5460 CFS @ Holter- The Missouri is a good option right now if you are up for the drive. The best fishing this time of year is above Craig because of warmer water and air temps. Fish the deeper main river runs with small pink Lightning Bugs and Fire Bead Sow bugs. Fish close to the bottom and don't be afraid to go deeper.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Spring Creeks in Paradise Valley have been decent lately despite little to no dry fly fishing. The warmer temps we have had should help to improve that, but for now it is mostly nymphing. The fish have been moving in the creeks so if you fish a spot and don't catch much, keep moving until you find them.
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