June 7…2024. Muddy Waters

Upper Madison is high and muddy…so is the Gallatin, Jefferson, Yellowstone and most other rivers in SW Montana. The Lower Madison is not bad because most of the mud from the Upper Madison settles out in Ennis Lake. Quite a few float trips are taking place on the...

May…2024.

May 18 is official Opening Day of Montana fishing season (third Sat. in May). Let the runoff begin. River is muddy and higher…2200cfs at Varney. Gonna be while. Lower Mad is still fishable. Take a breather.

5/5/2024…Heavy Risers Down Low.

It was Spring baetis in the overcast bluster…along with some midges and fluttering caddis. We targeted the larger fish by identifying the rise form. A dozen nice trout to the net…a few escapees. We had two hours of great dry fly fishing and the #14...

March 2…2024, Looking Better.

Recent snow in the high country has helped moisture storage upriver. Still below average but a whole lot better than two weeks ago. Hebgen Reservoir is in decent shape at 82% of capacity. They are squeezing down discharge at the dam with a current release of 844cfs....