The smaller streams around Montana are now open. This is a very good time to fish smaller waters with ideal water temps and good flows that make it easier to avoid spooking trout. A mixed bag of hatching insects has the trout looking up and dry fly fishing can be great.
The Month Ahead:
Fishing on lightly pressured small mountain streams or private ranch fisheries is often good all summer long since the trout have seen very few flies.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
Some smaller streams become pretty low and clear in August but they can still fish well with a stealthy approach and delivery.