Cooler Nights Equals Better Fly Fishing: Bozeman Area Fishing Report
By Kjel

Posted: August 28, 2012

Madison RiverFishing on the Madison has continued to improved in the past week. With cooler nights and the shorter days the fishing is getting better and better. Hopper fishing along the entire Madison continues to catch fish but reports are coming in saying nymphs and streamers are fishing more consistently!

Yellowstone: Fishing on the Yellowstone has picked back up in the last week after we saw a strong drop off last week. Hoppers/attractors with a dropper will still produce fish but expect to work a little harder. Your best bet will be dead drifting a bugger or a rubber leg with a dropper. With cooler nights and shorter days the Yellowstone should really start to take off as we get into September!

Gallatin River: The Gallatin continues to fly fish well. Especially with hoppers, spruce moths, and even some caddis. The evening fishing has been good with purple haze, royal wolfs, caddis, and spruce mouths. With shorter days the fishing on the Gallatin should only get better and better as we reach September.


Written By: Kjel Olson, MORS Crew