Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

The Big Hole River is fishing great around mid-morning with some crazy Trico hatches and not so crazy PMD’s hatches. Later in the day, we have been doing well on ants and Hoppers. We have been able to keep busy catching fish all day long.

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Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

The Big Hole River is fishing great around mid-morning with some crazy Trico hatches and not so crazy PMD’s hatches. Later in the day, we have been doing well on ants and Hoppers. We have been able to keep busy catching fish all day long.

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

This morning heard a couple of Sandhill Cranes coughing like they owned a pack-a-day habit from smoking too many Camel Straights. Oh well, so it goes. The sky is still smokey, providing plenty of cloud cover. We did well on some Parachute Ants #14 and 16, along with Purple Chubbies #8 and Purple Lightning Bugs […]

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Beaverhead River Fly Fishing Report

Tough going on the Beaverhead River these days with mossy and murky waters below the dam. Lower sections are fishing a better, try #6 or #8 Hoppers in the lower sections.

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Angling Restrictions lifted on several southwest Montana Rivers

MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS PRESS RELEASE: facebook.com/MontanaFWP.R3 @SW_MontanaFWP youtube.com/user/MontanaFWP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2015 Contact: Andrea Jones, 406-994-6931 ANGLING RESTRICTIONS LIFTED ON SEVERAL SOUTHWEST MT RIVERS (Bozeman)—Longer nights combined with cooler air temperatures have made a sustained impact on southwest Montana rivers and their water temperatures. As a result, Montana Fish, Wildlife & […]

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Jefferson River Fly Fishing Report

The Jefferson has Hoot Owl restrictions with fishing from 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Right now the Jefferson is high risk/high reward for fishing. The smoke from fires in Washington and Idaho provide excellent cover for rising fish. There is a healthy Trico hatch by mid-morning and then you can switch to a hopper-dropper or […]

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Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

Fishing above the Hotel Owl restrictions (above Maiden Rock) offers longer floats translating into more fish. Tricos, a smattering of spruce moths and caddis offer enough dry fly fishing for purists. (Sizes 16 to 18). When in double-doubt, a Big Hole Crawler or Zonker. The mornings are leaning to September which will revitalize the water […]

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Beaverhead River Fly Fishing Report

We’ve been fishing in the often ignored water below Dillon. The water is off-color and a little mossy, but nothing like the Homeric weeds that come off the Missouri River. San Juan worms #8 and Purple Lightning Bugs #16, make for a very productive day with a few fish over 18 inches. The weather for […]

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Jefferson River Fly Fishing Report

Smoke continues to invade the Jefferson River valley, but the smoke also aids anglers in pursing trout. The Jefferson is on Hoot Owl restrictions with fishing permitted from 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The best fishing is in the early morning with Tricos coming off. Again, the smoke creates great cover and fish can be […]

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

The Madison River is caught in the hazy and lazy days of summer like the rest. Anglers not bothered by the forest fire smoke are doing well on the Madison in the morning hours. A variety of Hoppers sizes 10-12 are working as well as streamers in the afternoon. Temperatures are predicted to be in […]

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