The smaller private ranch are still producing some great fishing. Sight casting small nymphs or dries in the morning has been productive along with slow stripping damsel flies. In the afternoons beating the banks with hoppers can produce some explosive takes. The larger lakes like Hebgen, Quake and Ennis are are tougher right now and best fished later in the summer of the trico and callibaetis hatches.
The Month Ahead:
The fishing will really pick up with the thick tricos and callibaetis that will persist into early September. This is the time to go lake fishing!
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The hatches will wane quickly in September and then we tend to shift focus back to the big rivers so catch the action while it is hot.
(report via Montana Angler)