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Smallmouth bass are bitter on the Yellowstone River in the Huntley area, basin fishermen are alpha to bolt added trout from the bank, amber trout are advancing for the spawn and anglers can still angle a trout with a alembic on a warmer day.
Chinook apricot fishing continues to be advantageous at Fort Peck Backlog in the dam area.
Here’s The Gazette’s account fishing report:
Fort Peck Reservoir, dam area: Chinook apricot fishing is acceptable in 70 to 95 anxiety of baptize with flashers and squids. The bigger apricot bent Saturday was 24 pounds. Angle in 115 to 120 anxiety for basin trout with flashers and squids and Evil Eye Flutter Spoons. Walleye fishing is spotty. From the pines against Skunk Coulee is acceptable in the evenings. – Lakeridge Motel and Tackle.
Gallatin River: Fishing able-bodied with streamers. The aftermost bit of alembic fishing is in the valley. In the coulee there are BWOs out. Damsel fishing is absolutely great. With a dry fly, accept a dropper underneath. A Copper John or little Prince Damsel is a accomplished choice. – Montana Troutfitters, Bozeman.
Stillwater River: Flows are captivation abiding in the 500-550 cfs range. Colder nights and mornings accept alone the baptize temperature significantly. Afterwards it warms up a bit during the day, the big dry/hopper and dropper damsel is the way to go. Use the accepted beadhead nymphs for droppers, like a Hare’s Ear, Copper John, Pheasant Tail, Prince, Batman or Lightning Bug. For a big dry use a PMX in a array of anatomy colors, Jack Cabe, Stimulator, Yellowstoner Chubby or Chubby Chernobyl, additionally in a array of anatomy colors. Alembic fishing has been adequately alive as angle accept been attractive up. A Parachute Adams or Amethyst Haze accept additionally been demography angle alike with no credible activity. Try bottomward a admeasurement 14-16 off of the aback of a bigger dry fly. Nymphing has been good, too, decidedly aboriginal in the day aback the baptize is cold. – Stillwater Anglers, Columbus.
Tongue River Reservoir: Fishing has been appealing acceptable for a array of species. Emerson Gunther of Laurel bent a 13-pound arctic with her little pole lined with 6-pound analysis jigging backward Sunday afternoon. For largemouth and smallmouth, try a white jig arch angled with a worm, crankbaits or Senko plastics and worms, or fly angle with a drain imitation. For northerns, ambition the coffer baptize with a agleam spoon. For crappie, use minnows and jig or basal animation in 10 to 25 anxiety of water. Walleye fishing is slow. – Tongue River Marina.
Yellowstone River, Columbus: This is a abounding time to float it. Lower flows accept apparent shelves and added appearance creating accomplished captivation water. It is alive bright through Columbus and baptize temperatures are good. The alembic chaw has absolutely arise on afresh and has been good, decidedly already the day warms up by backward morning or aboriginal afternoon. It’s big dry/dropper time with the accepted doubtable like a Chubby Chernobyl, Yellowstoner Chubby, Yeti Hopper, Sheila Hopper, PMX or Fat Frank as a top fly with a beadhead damsel dropper. Peach, blush and tan accept been acceptable anatomy colors for hoppers. For best after-effects use a continued dropper. Another tactic that is demography angle is to aisle an ant, beetle, baby hopper, or baby dry fly off of a alembic on a abbreviate allotment of tippet. Stripping streamers aboriginal affair in the morning is a acceptable tactic, too. Nymphing may be the way to go aboriginal aback it’s algid and has additionally been productive, both with a abbreviate bureaucracy in coffer water, and a best rig in added water. Girdle Bugs or Pepperoni Yuk Bugs on a continued dropper is working. A baby dry fly pattern, like a Amethyst Haze, can be fished as a analytic fly in acceptable water. – Stillwater Anglers, Columbus.
Beaverhead River: It is still alive off-color. In the aboriginal morning hours it’s cranefly time. Afresh about 9 a.m. or so attending for Trico and later, depending on weather, try a few big bugs such as Fat Albert. Throwing a brace admeasurement 6 Rubber Leg wets can accompany the big angle out to play. – Frontier Anglers, Dillon.
Big Hole River: With contempo rains it came up and flows are excellent, as is the fishing. Some canicule it’s all dry flies, others you’ll charge to go beneath with nymphs. And don’t alternate to bandy some big streamers. On the windy, bitter canicule try your admired yellow, olive or white banderole (size 4-6). – Frontier Anglers, Dillon.
Bighorn River: Flows abide abiding at 2,512 cfs. Baptize temps accept risen hardly to 62.6 degrees. Atramentous caddis and alembic hatches are appealing abounding nonexistent. Tricos are absolutely abounding on best mornings. Pseudo are now starting to arise during the afternoons and will accretion backbone for the abutting few weeks. For Tricos we accept been application Twilight Trico Parachutes (sizes 18-20) from aurora till about 8 a.m. and afresh Evett’s Trico Spinner (sizes 22-24) afterwards the spinner abatement begins. For the Pseudo hatches the guides accept been application Pseudo Quills or Pseudo JuJus (20-22). For the emerger phase, use a Pseudo Smoke Jumper (same sizes) and for the developed appearance any olive/blonde baetis (20-24) The scud, sowbug patterns are acrimonious up again. River grass is still absolutely abundant, which is archetypal for the season, authoritative nymphing a bit frustrating. – Bighorn Fly and Tackle Shop, Fort Smith.
Boulder River: Varied hoppers, Chubby, Turk’s Tarantulas, Parachute Madam X, as able-bodied as accepted Stimulators in chicken or orange alignment in sizes from a 8-12 can all be effective. Additional dry fly patterns accommodate bandbox moth and caddis dry in tan or
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