Montana Fishing Report

Fred Stanley with one of many fish he caught on dry flies while fishing the Bighorn River with Yellowstone Angler guide Steve Galletta

The Madison River continues to fish very well with hatches of salmonflies, golden stones, caddis and yellow sallies, all of which have the trout on the feed.

The PMD hatch has slowed up on the spring creeks, but look for size 18 -20 duns and spinner falls throughout the day. Also look for hatches of sulphers and small terrestrials such as ants and beetles to work as well.

The tailwater rivers have been fishing very well also.  The Bighorn River is fishing extremely well with emergences of PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and Black Caddis bringing fish to the surface throughout the day.  We book some of the best guides on the Bighorn, call us if your heading over there.

All the waters in Yellowstone National Park are starting to fish well or are really close.  Look for the Gardner River, Soda Butte Creek and Slough Creek to fish well shortly.

The Yellowstone River is actually starting to shape up and fishing is in our near future.  Hopefully within a week anglers will be able to start fishing streamers and big nymphs on the stone.  The river over 10,000 cfs is not for novice rowers so use extreme caution when floating.

(All Pictured) Salmonflies, Golden Stones and Caddis have been standard fare on the Madison of Late. Photo Josh Edwards

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