Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report Bob Ward's Sports and Outdoors

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (1.29.16)
By angelamontana

Posted: January 29, 2016

Bozeman fishing:

Upper Madison river fishing report.

Nymphing has been the most consistent with rubber legs, copper johns and, small midges. On calm and cloudy days look for small midges on the water to get some dry fly action. Just check the weather to avoid the real windy days.

Lower Madison River fishing report.

The lower Madison is one of the best options around with the warm weather the fish are feeding pretty well. Nymphing and swinging flies has been productive with a rubber leg and a copper john as a dropper. Just watch out for the wind it can be brutal this time of year.

Gallatin river fishing report.

The Gallatin has been fishing pretty good recently. The fishing has been more productive in the valley with the sun, but don’t let that stop you from going up into the canyon. Nymphing has been the way to go using a large stone fly pattern such as a rubber leg and then use a small attractor dropper such as a copper john or lightning bug.

Butte fishing:

Clark canyon reservoir will host the Stan Shafer Memorial Derby this Saturday January 30 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Check in is required in the morning.  Fishing has been good this year on the south end and the north west bays.  Bait rigs and jigs are working well.  Delmo reservoir is fishing good presently, however, the roads are tough going.  Four wheelers and snow machines can get off to the side of the road for trucks, however, room is lacking for truck traffic.  Glo hooks with maggots are working well and most fisherman are catching their complete limit.  The Ruby reservoir is in great shape.  Anglers are catching bigger trout this year.  Suspended bait rigs are yielding reel limits.  Georgetown is fishing well in all locations for trout.  Salmon fishing was slower this past week.

(Report via Ryan Corwin – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors)