2016 Summer Fly Fishing Outlook

Our winter provided a good snowpack this year and this spring has been cool and wet. We expect a typical Montana summer with excellent conditions through July and early August. The past few years, we've had cooler weather in August than July, which has kept our river water temperatures in the comfortable range for trout. We've seen improvement in trout populations the past few years, especially on the Madison River. See this recent article on the Madison that appeared in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

IMG 3761Late August through early September is the "hopper fishing" timeframe and angling guests enjoy catching large fish on big hopper patterns on the Gallatin and Yellowstone. Late September and early October offers great angling as our fall mayfly hatches can be very prolific. Streamer fishing for large aggressive Brown Trout improves into October. Give us a call to schedule your fishing trip to southwest Montana!