Montana Lakes Fishing Report

Friday, July 23, 2021
Montana Ranch Lakes

Current Conditions:

The smaller private ranch are still producing some great fishing. Sight casting small nymphs or dries in the morning has been productive along with slow stripping damsel flies. In the afternoons beating the banks with hoppers can produce some explosive takes. Pay attention to water temperatures as they can get too warm later in the day. The larger lakes like Hebgen, Quake and Ennis are just starting to see good trico and callibaetis hatches.

The Month Ahead:

The fishing will remain good the thick tricos and callibaetis that will persist into early September. Remember to fish early when water temperatures are lower. 

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

The hatches will wane quickly in September and then we tend to shift focus back to the big rivers so catch the action while it is hot.