August 5th 2016

Yellowstone River 2540 CFS @ Livingston

The Yellowstone River is fishing well from top to bottom. Lots of good dry fly fishing exists, particularly on the Upper river where the fish are eating Spruce Moths, hoppers, small terrestrials, mayflies, and even some caddis. Temps have dropped with the recent cooler weather, and the fish have responded very well. The river below Carter's Bridge is currently under Hoot Owl restriction, so no fishing after 2 PM.

Upper Madison River 1460 CFS @ Kirby

The Madison is fishing well, and the fish seem quite happy because the fish are actually getting water in the river this year, even if is in the form of pulse flows. Hard to believe that it takes severe weather patterns to get these fish the water they need. Hoppers, small terrestrials, and some caddis in the evenings.

Gallatin River 463 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway

The Gallatin River continues to fish well, the fish are eating larger attractors, spruce moths, and caddis. Hoot Owl restrictions are in place from Shed's Bridge to the mouth at Three Forks.

Missouri River 4280 CFS below Holter Dam

Still some trico action on the Mo right now, but a lot of fish are being caught with a variety of dry flies. Some hopper action, and other small terrestrials are working as well, and now is a good time to fish some nice attractors as well.

Lower Madison River

The entire length of the Lower Madison River is under Hoot Owl restriction

Jefferson River

The entire length of the Jefferson River is closed to all fishing