Montana Lakes Fishing Report

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Lake Fishing Report

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: The fishing will really pick up in late July when the second brood of callibaetis begins to hatch and brings up large trout to the surface. Gulper fishing is addictive and a nice change of pace

Long Term Fishing Forecast: Lakes are always an interesting option in the summer. Sometimes we forget about the stillwaters in mid summer when the rivers are all fishing so well but they offer a nice change up and the shot at sight casting to trophy trout can be addictive!