The smaller streams are pretty low but still productive, especially those that see little pressure. The trout are definitely very “holed up” in the deeper lies so move a lot and skip the skinny water in between. Yellowstone Park is fishing great right now for the fall run browns on the Madison. The Firehole can also produce some epic baetis action on a cloudy day.
The Month Ahead:
Smaller streams will close in late November
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
Most small streams in Montana are closed in the winter months