Montana Fishing Report

Saturday, April 21, 2018
603 CFS @ Gateway- The Gallatin has gained a lot of color in the last day or two with the warm temps during the day. The water is high and dirty so if you are planning on fishing, fish side channels and use heavier bugs like Wire Worms or weighted Rubber Legs. If you are searching for the clearest water, above the Taylors Fork is your best bet.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
2200 CFS @ Ennis - The Lower Madison has a bit of color in it but the flows are still great and have been stable for the past few days. The warmer weather this week may bring out caddis big time as there have been just a few seen low down on the river. Nymphing has been good overall, especially in the deeper pockets.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
1410 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper has been fishing well recently from top to bottom. Nymphing has been the best option, try a worm or a rubber leg with a pheasant tail trailed behind. Streamer fishing has been picking up recently with olive being the go to color. Fish have been looking up on calmer days for Midges and Baetis in the foam slicks.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
2950 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone River pretty much doubled in size last week with the warmer weather and moisture on Monday. We expect it to continue to rise with the warmer forecast. Right now, the river is still floatable and there is minimal visibility along the edges up in the valley. No Caddis yet, but maybe this week, stay tuned.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
6810 CFS @ Holter - With the changing weather, fishing the Missouri has been tough, but anglers are still catching fish. Fish are holding in slow, deep pools. Nymph rigs, dries, and streamers have all produced fish. Anything small and flashy should do the trick; such as lightning bugs, worms, and scuds. Baetis should be just around the corner!
Friday, April 13, 2018
Midges and BWOs are the story of the spring creeks right now. Overcast days have made for some pretty good dry fly fishing if your patient. Look for consistently rising fish and don't be afraid to trail a small dry with an emerger or small nymph for greater success. Nymphing has also been very good. Please watch for spawning redds when wading.
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