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July 20, 2011

Upper Madison

Still some stoneflies on the upper Madison right now, (near and above Lyon’s bridge).  Salmonflies, goldenstone, sallies, plus a mix of caddis in the evenings.  Dry fly fishing has been a little slower than nymph fishing, but those who are willing to commit to dry fly only have been catching some nice ones…  

July 19, 2011

Montana Fishing Report

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…

July 11, 2011

Salmonflies On The Madison

With visibility at almost two feet on the Madison, the surface action with Salmonflies has become quite good.  The big bugs should be up to palisades by today.  While the fish are looking up at a more consistent rate, fishing underneath will provide with the best shot at numbers.  Big black bugs, such as the…

July 8, 2011

Yellowstone July Fishing Update

We have been getting quite a few calls and emails about the Yellowstone River oil spill over the past few days.  The spill happened a long way down river from us here in Livingston, just outside of Billings, almost a two drive down river.  The productive areas for trout fishing were not affected at all…

July 4, 2011

Fourth of July Fishing Report

The Spring Creeks continue to be the main attraction in the area with consistent PMD emergences bringing trout to the surface daily.  Sawyer p tails, no hackles, floating nymphs and spinners will cover the hatch well. It looks like the Yellowstone River finally peaked last Thursday/Friday just under 40,000 cfs in Livingston.  Hopefully the hot…

June 27, 2011

Montana Lakes Continue To Fish Well

Those willing to explore the local lakes continue to be handsomely rewarded with some really nice fish.  The area lakes are often overlooked when the big river is fishing.  Now is your time to get out and get a taste of the action! Callibaetis hatches are starting to get thicker on many of the private…

June 25, 2011

Salmonfly Fever Returns!

Salmonflies are coming off strong on the Big Hole now. The main hatch has been just above and below divide, although we saw about 20 big bugs in the air between Fish Trap and Jerry Creek. Also saw tons of PMD’s, a few golden stones, a few sallies, and some tiny black caddis. We got…

June 23, 2011

Armstrong’s Spring Creek Report

It was bright and sunny on the creeks yesterday.  There were a few stray baetis around in the morning.  By 11 am the fish were keyed into the pmd emergence.  I did really well on the bwo short swing emerger and harrops transistional pmd nymph early on.  Once the hatch progressed the fish started keying…

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