Montana Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The spring creeks are still a bit tough right now but are improving by the day and are always a great way to challenge yourself. Summer weed growth is dying back and the fall baetis are just starting to show up (cloud cover helps) so fishing conditions are definitely improving. Some trout are still looking for ants, beetles and hoppers as well. Nymphing faster water with small midge larva always puts a few in the net but also look for some of the slow troughs where you can get a perfect drift.

The Month Ahead:
Fishing will really pick up on the “creeks” as weeds continue to die back and the baetis hatch starts to kick into high gear. The bugs can be thick late into November on the creeks, especially on cloudy days when fronts move in.  Late fall is a great time to have the creeks almost all to yourself with good action on rising trout.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The spring creeks are always a great off season option with warmer water temps