Ruby River Fishing Report
The Ruby is a nice option during the winter months and continues to get better as we move into the spring. The smaller valley doesn’t produce as strong of winds as the Madison and the dam protects the waters a bit from ice shelves. Nymphing can be pretty good most days and you will often be surprised to find some rising trout over midge and BWO hatches. Focus your efforts closer to the dam to find the most consistent water temps and ice-free conditions. Light nymph rigs for the smaller water tends to be favorable. Dredging the deeper holding water with streamers can produce surprisingly large fish from time to time as well.
The Month Ahead:
The Ruby is a good option all winter and will improve as we move into the warmer spring months. Check the flows ahead of time to make sure no major bumps have happened in the flow. The report above will hold out until late spring.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Ruby fishes well in the spring. Spring fishing on the Ruby really gets interesting as more diverse hatches bring trout to the surface. Baetis also show up in March to add to the smorgasbord.