Montana Lakes Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Montana Ranch Lakes

Current Conditions:

Ice is off most of the lower elevation lakes and fishing has been good slow stripping leaches and damsel fly nymphs. Water temperatures are still cold so concentrate on deeper water and make sure to keep your retrieve speed slow.  

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.