The Stillwater River is a nice option right now and is producing some very good action on nymphs. The pressure has really dropped off and the water temperatures are terrific. The river is low and bony and best wade fished in most locations. Although smaller dries will still take trout the nymphing bite has been very productive lately.
The Month Ahead:
The Stillwater gets cold early but the mid autumn will see some nice activity as browns start to move up from the Yellowstone. It isn’t a major run like on some other rivers but you might be surprised by a larger than average fish this time of year.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Stillwater gets cold fast in the late fall and fish become lethargic with the falling temps. It isn’t a terrific late autumn or winter fishery but if you are in the area, give it a try.