Montana Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Current Conditions:

The Spring Creeks are currently in between hatches, but offer the most consistent, clear water in the state and the PMD’s will be here any day.  Currently, look for stray hatches of baetis mayflies and nymph with generic spring creek patterns like Pheasant Tails, Zebra Midges, and WD-40’s.  Make sure to have a full complement of PMD patterns, as this hatch will start any day now and the fish will become extremely active and keyed in on these bugs.  

The Month Ahead:

The PMD hatch tends to get going during the second week of June, depending on the creek.  All of June and early July will produce consistently excellent fishing conditions on the spring creeks with the main action centered around the late morning and early afternoon hatches.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

Once the PMD hatch tapers off in late July things become a bit tougher.  Weed growth also increases and makes nymphing more difficult on several of the creeks but the terrestrial season is always enjoyable, just a bit more technical than earlier in the summer.