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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 16th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Can't really complain much at all around here.  Seems our weather has been settling into a decent pattern as of late.  A lot of rivers in the area are totally blown out with runoff really kicking in.  The spring creeks of course don't have runoff so we'll continue to be fishing right through the muddy waters elsewhere.  Blue wings are tapering off some.  We're still getting some pretty intense hatches on the most overcast days; especially if it's a light rain and very little wind. 
Early season $75/day rates are in effect here until June 14
 
Madison River - May 13th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 66 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Caddis intensifying on the Lower.  Some very heavy afternoon hatches have the bugs coming in waves and blanketing the water.  Always seems a bit weird, but the surface dry fly action isn't Loco Crazy at all.  You can get some fish to be sure, but generally it's not the big boys. They're eating sub surface.  Go figure...
 
Madison River - May 11th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper river is now pretty much done.  West Fork water has caught up to everything up here and while you may still get it done, it's not anything at all like it was.  The transition has been all to the Lower river now.  Clarity is not perfect but there are caddis coming off quite well on the Lower, and fish are responding.  Dry fly fishing is spotty as per semi usual until the last few hours of daylight but the nymphing and swinging emergers and what not has been good.
 
Gallatin River - May 10th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Gone.
 
Yellowstone River - May 10th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Done.  There she blows!  What visibility there was even two days ago is gone.  See ya in about 2 months....We might get lucky and get a shot of OK fishing if things really cool off and the river drops WAY back, but reality is with the amount of snow we have in the mountains, it's time to let runoff crank up!
 
Madison River - May 8th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Starting to see a bit of a flip flop here.  Must be because the upper river is starting to lose it's clarity due to the West Fork dumping in color.  Fishing on the Upper is starting to drop off considerably while the Lower is faring better than it has been of late.  No caddis down here yet, but it may be soon as long as we can hold the line so to speak and the river doesn't blow out top to bottom.