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Fishing Report: 8-15-2015

Montana fly fishing is awesome this summer on the big rivers and is even better on the small streams! As we move into the fall terrestrials and streamers are the flies du jour. With shorter days and longer nights and continued cool weather the rivers are in great shape. Chubby Chernobyls and small hoppers continue to work well. Streamer fishing is great on the cloudy days, and cloud cover seems to be the norm. We all know that cloud cover is great for getting trout out of the cover and feeding. We are getting some good pseudo and trico hatches on the warmer days, and as we move into the fall I expect to see some big browns making their way up some of the small streams in search of spawning water. Our private water spring creeks and freestones are all in good condition and should load up with big browns towards the end of this month. Come and enjoy fishing the streams others don’t even know about. The Madison, Gallatin, and Yellowstone Rivers are all fishing well with hoppers and streamers and even nymphs if you have to go to them. The Missouri River between Craig and Cascade continues to produce big trout on hoppers, ants, streamers, and nymphs. Overall it is a beautiful summer out west and the smoke has not been much of a problem.

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