Category Archives: Fishing by Time of Year

Montana fishing in September: what to expect

Montana Fly Fishing in September
September is a transition month in Montana. Fall can arrive early in the Rockies, but warm Indian summers are also possible. Most of the snow from the previous winter has melted out and river flows are low even on a big water year. Nights are becoming longer and temperatures start dropping...Read more

Great Montana Fishing In June

Montana Fly Fishing in June
When summer finally arrives in Montana there is still plenty of snow in the mountains. Warmer weather melts snow at a rapid rate during spring run off and many rivers become high, dirty and dangerous. Although some favorite rivers like the Yellowstone are toast during run off, there are still many...Read more

A Guide to Montana Fishing in May

May Fishing on the Madison
May is perhaps the most dynamic times of year to fly fish in Montana, yet it flies under the radar for most visiting anglers. It is a month of significant change; river levels, weather patterns and insect hatches can change quickly from one day to the next. As water temperatures warm quickly the...Read more

Montana Spring Hatches are Heating Up!

Montana Spring Hatches
Several of our guides have been out on a variety of different waters lately and the last few days have produced some outstanding fishing. Midges continue to produce good dry fly fishing on the Gallatin and Lower Madison . We had a very good report from the lower end of Bear Trap canyon that...Read more

Dry Flies on the Gallatin!

Gallatin River Fly Fishing
I've been hoping to run into a good midge hatch one of these days. It seems like everyone I talked to was reporting a nice run in with rising fish over the midge hatch the last few weeks. On friday I met up with seasoned guide Sean Blaine and Ryan Castle to do some fishing behind the Gallatin River...Read more

Early spring fly fishing in Montana: take what you can get!

Montana Fly Fishing
March is still winter in Montana but it is close enough to spring that sun craved Montanans break out into shorts when temps hit 40 degrees. This intense craving for “fishing weather” sometimes replaces the rational with the irrational. Such was the case for Dan Rick, Tom Reed and myself on a...Read more

Montana Fishing in April

Montana April Fly Fishing
Spring is fast approaching and everyone is itching to get out and wet a line. Although winter fishing is great...things really begin to get exciting when water temperatures begin rising in the spring. One of the great attractions of fly fishing in Montana is the terrific variety that anglers can...Read more

Fly Fishing Montana Spring Creeks in March

March Fly Fishing
As winter begins to wind down the desire to hit our local rivers and streams hits with full force. Water temperatures are still cold and many of the larger rivers are still in their winter time patterns. One of the best options for fishing at this time of the year is to target spring creeks...Read more

Winter Fly Fishing in Montana

Montana Winter Fly Fishing
After enjoying a spectacular fall with very pleasant weather, it looks like winter has finally arrived. A winter storm hit on Monday bringing snow and seasonable (i.e. cold) temperatures and the forecast looking forwards looks like temps in the 30's for the foreseeable future. With normal winter...Read more

November Fishing in Montana

November Fly Fishing in Montana
November fly fishing in Montana is a bit of a wildcard. The fishing is typically very good, but the weather is unpredictable. The threat of cold weather deters many folks from planning trips in November, but it is a very underutilized month for fishing and should be on the radar of more anglers. I...Read more