Montana Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
This is one of the best times of year to be on the spring creeks, with daily hatches of pale morning duns that can bring nearly every trout in the spring creek to the surface. The hatches begin between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and last until around 3 p.m. most days. Make sure to have patterns from size 18-14 and also imitations of the nymph, emerger, cripple, dun and spinner as the trout are very selective. Open rods are hard to come by if you don’t already have a date booked during the hatch.

The Month Ahead:
PMD’s persist on spring creeks longer than other locations and will be the dominant insect for most of July.

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.