Montana Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Spring Creeks Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The spring creeks are still a bit technical and can tough right now but are improving by the day and are always a great way to challenge yourself. Summer weed growth should start dying back and the fall baetis are right around the corner. So fishing conditions are definitely improving. 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 get going. The bugs can be thick well into October and November, 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 baetis can be thick well into October and November, 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. The spring creeks are always a great off season option with warmer water temps and some nice shelters to get out of the wind and cold.  Once December arrives it is a nymphing game for a few months but the fish eat every day!