Fishing Reports

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Madison River - Lower - May 19th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 44 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 5/15/15
Reports on the Lower are good. Caddis are still on the surface but not in the numbers we saw earlier. We have even heard murmurings of yellow sallies. Dry and nymph imitations of these will be good to have for the upcoming week. Stonefly nymphs, crayfish, and wire worms are still excellent patterns to use on the lower. We expect this river to fish well throughout the week. Forecast is calling for warmer temps (mid 60's) and some rain. The water my get a little cloudy but don't worry, this river usually fishes well even with poor visibility.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis sz 16, 18
Sparkle Pupa Tan, sz 16, 18
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 19th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 49 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 5/19/15
These days it's tough to find a day when the creeks aren't fishing good! Baetis and midges are still the go to. If you get some clouds during the day watch for hatches. In between you can run a dry dropper, or double nymph rig using baeits nymphs, and midge larva. No need to get on the creeks before 9:30 or 10 am. Nights are still pretty cold. The forecast is calling for a little warmer weather with showers. Should be an excellent fishing week. Stop by the shop for our pattern suggestions. We can get you set up!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Yellowstone River - May 19th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 5/19/2015
The water on the Yellowstone is looking pretty muddy still. You may see some clarity on the banks in slower water but not much. Flows have dropped a bit in the last two days but forecast is calling for mid to high 60's in the valley with rain. Weather near the Lamar/Yellowstone Junction is calling for rain during the day and snow at night. It's tough to say but we doubt clarity will be good enough to fish any time soon. Keep checking for the latest clarity report. Remember small streams are open, Yellowstone National Park opens this weekend!

Recommended Flies
Prince Nymph sz 14, 16
Copper Bob softy olive,
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great

Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 5/15/2015
Fishing on the private creeks has been very good the last week. With plenty of clouds, midges and baetis have been hatching. Expect the fishing to be good throughout the weekend with the forecast predicting more clouds and showers. The Midge larva patterns along with baetis nymphs are your go to when the bugs are not hatching. A great time to get out and enjoy this water. Stop by the shop to pick up our recommended patterns!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20


Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!

 
Madison River - Upper - May 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/15/2015
The boss was on the Upper yesterday and here is what he had to say. Fishing was good not great. Once the clouds moved in dry fly fishing turned on with March Browns and Baeits. Before that nymphs patterns of these bugs were the go to. When the storms moved in the fishing slowed way down. The upper is still a great choice especially if you want to get away from the crowded lower stretch. Remember the wade section from Quake Lake to Lyons Bridge opens up tomorrow along with the Lyons Bridge to Mactee Bridge section!

Recommended Flies
Pat's Rubberlegs, Blk/Brn, Brn sz 6-10
Tungsten Twenty-Incher stone sz 10-16
Mangy Caddis Pupa sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18
Lightning bug sz 16-20
Serendipity sz 14-18
Flashback PT sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 14 - 20
Copper Haze sz 14, 16
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
McCunes Sculpin sz 4-8
Flash-a-Bugger sz 6-10
Sex Dungeon sz 2
Zonkers sz 4-8
Shelia's Sculpin sz 4


Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Yellowstone River - May 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 47 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 5/12/2015

Back to Brown. The river is getting muddier and muddier each day largely due to the rain and warmer temps. We had a short window of fishing these last few days and they were great. We are seeing some visibility on the edges in slower water but overall the clarity is pretty poor. These next few days will be interesting. Forecast is calling for rain and cooler temps. We may see another window here in the near future so keep checking to see what the latest report is. Right now you can get some fish eating larger streamers and nymphs close to the banks. A word of caution to those floating. Flows are expected to rise in upcoming days so be careful out there. Now we look forward to the general season opener tomorrow and Yellowstone National Park fishing opening on the 23rd of May!