Area Fishing Has Turned On!

Area streams have dropped to near normal flows, so wade fishing is turning on. Rock Creek and its tributaries are fishing well, but wading is a challenge. Fish are taking nymphs fished deep, with the occasional take on a big dry fly. Some holes are beginning to open up on the West Fork. Fish are eating smaller stonefly and hopper patterns. Any beadhead nymph dropper will get eaten as well.

 

The Stillwater continues to fish great from the boat, but wading is tough. Look for PMD’s in the morning and caddis all day. Fish are eating hopper/stonefly patterns sporadically in the afternoons.

 

The Yellowstone is good in the morning, slow in the afternoons. Fish aren’t on the hopper yet, but should be soon.

 

Fly Patterns:

 

Beadhead Prince, Pheasant Tail and Copper John for nymphs

 

Madam X, Parachute Hoppers, and any tan or brown foam stonefly/hopper

 

Yellow Humpy, Yellow Parachute for Pale Morning Dun patterns

 

Tan Elk Hair Caddis and green or  Caddis pupa

 

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Craig Beam

Montana Trout Scout

4068553058

http://www.montanatroutscout.com

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