Fishing in the Fall is great fun! You may need a coat, long underwear, and warmer socks, but the fishing can be awesome. Montana rivers and lakes are especially beautiful when the leaves change color. Aspens, cottonwoods, and willows splash great colors along the banks.
Crowds have left Montana. Tourists, tubers, and party floaters are not up to the colder temperatures, and more challenging conditions. The fish are still feeding and are more opportunistic. Bigger flies, nymphs, and streamers are welcome.
Browns, Brooks, and some Rainbow trout are spawning in the fall. They become more active and will strike a lure or fly more aggressively.
Weather can change quickly, so be prepared. Always check the weather report and pay attention to any changes. Fishing in the sun is warmer than on cloudy, damp, and cold days. Pick your times when you and your companions will be most comfortable.
The diversity of wildlife will also make the day more exciting. Waterfowl are migrating, deer and elk are in rut, pheasants are cackling, and most critters are actively feeding to prepare for a cold winter. Take along a camera and some decent optics to enjoy the view.
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