GALLATIN RIVER FISHING REPORT
Fishing conditions on the Gallatin have been pretty good so far this winter.
Another thing to keep in mind for successful winter fishing on the Gallatin.
UPPER MADISON FISHING REPORT
The fishing so far this year on the Madison has been excellent. We tend to fish the upper Madison in the Walk Wade section the most during the winter. From where the West Fork dumps into the Madison all the way up to Raynolds Pass Bridge and above. There are large numbers of rainbows and browns during the winter months especially around Raynolds Bridge. Access is still decent as far as the amount of snow you have to endure to get to the river. This year the Madison River drainage is a little bit behind on snowpack. The Madison River drainage snow pack is at 98%.
If you like to catch fish the Madison River is the place to hit a home run.The water around Raynolds Pass Bridge is getting a work out with people fishing there almost every day, so have a plan B to fall back on. Expect to see lot’s of Midge activity and trout eating on the surface on most days. The nymph fishing is even better, using all the regular Midge patterns, attractor patterns , and small rubber leg stone fly patterns.
So if you are on a ski trip and need your Fly Fishing FIX we can make it happen, just pick up the phone and call Wild Trout Outfitters and we will do what we do best (PUT PEOPLE ON FISH). Don’t forget to pinch your barbs down and practice catch and release, just love them and leave them in the river.
YELLOWSTONE RIVER FISHING REPORT
The Yellowstone river has come into play as winter . Above average snowfall in the Upper Yellowstone drainage so far this winter has our snow pack at 106%. .If you’re going to Float fish the Yellowstone River please be careful and make sure the boat ramps and the river is passable in between . The down side to the float trip is once you shove off , you are committed to fish the stretch, even if you are cold. The river’s start to get shade by 5 o’clock or sooner (depending on the float) right now so the full day float option is not for everyone.