Montana Lakes Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Current Conditions:


The smaller private ranch lakes that we target like Burns and Sitz are outstanding right now.  The bugs aren’t hatching in great abundance yet but trout are cruising and hungry and catch rates have been high and weed growth is minimal.  The larger lakes like Hebgen and Ennis can also be productive when the wind isn’t blowing too hard.

The Month Ahead:

Lakes always fish very well in May and June and are a good choice when some rivers are up from melting snow. There is an early brood of callibaetis that can often bring some trout to the surface.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

Local lakes are very good in the spring and early summer. There is another flurry of great fishing in August when the tricos and callibaetis hatch in great numbers on Ennis and Hebgen lakes.