All Montana Fishing Reports

Good Trout Action on Southwest Montana Rivers by Rick Grassett (8/17/2014)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I hosted a group of friends and clients on a fly fishing trip at Crane Meadow Lodge (www.cranemeadow.addr.com) in Twin Bridges, MT last week. We fished the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Ruby and Madison Rivers, a couple of spring creeks and a high altitude alpine lake, either wading or floating, where we caught and released numerous brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout.
Good Trout Action on Beaverhead and Ruby Rivers by Rick Grassett (8/21/2013)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I was away on a family vacation during the week of 8/5. When I returned I hosted a group of 8 fly anglers at Crane Meadow Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT during the week of 8/12. This is an annual trip for me and was our 12th year at the lodge.
October fly fishing in Montana by Brian McGeehan (10/18/2012)
[Southwest Montana,MT] Montana October fishing is producing big browns!
Lower Madison is heating up by Brian McGeehan (9/19/2011)
[Madison River,MT] The lower Madison is heating up as water temperatures cool. The river in this section is normally too warm for good fishing from July to August, but really turns on in the fall. Fishing big streamers or crayfish patterns brings in the big fish, but blue winged olive hatches on cloudy days can produce good dry fly fishing.
Good Trout Action in Southwest Montana by Rick Grassett (8/28/2011)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I hosted a group of fly anglers at Crane Meadow Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT last week. Nick Reding, Bob Reynolds, Howard Curtis, Jay Sandza and Bob Virgil, all from the St. Louis, MO area, Mike Perez and Dennis Kinley, from IN and I all met up at the lodge last Saturday and Sunday. We fished the Beaverhead, upper Big Hole and Ruby Rivers, a spring creek and a high mountain lake.
Montana fishing report by Brian McGeehan (3/22/2011)
[Southwest Montana,MT] Montana fishing is picking up as we head into early spring.
Madison River fishing report by Brian McGeehan (3/02/2011)
[Madison River,MT] Madison River fly fishing has been productive.
Spring Creek fishing by Brian McGeehan (11/02/2010)
[DePuy Spring Creek,MT] Spring creeks have been fishing well in Southwest Montana. We had two different guides on DePuy sprinc creek near Livingston and the fishing was solid.
Good Action on Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers by Rick Grassett (9/04/2010)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I hosted a group of anglers for our annual trip to Crane Meadow Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT last week. I have been planning, organizing and hosting groups of anglers to fishing destinations in Montana, Belize, Venezuela and the Bahamas since 1998 and this was our 9th year at Crane Meadow Lodge.
Montana fishing is heating up! by Brian McGeehan (3/15/2010)
[Southwest Montana,MT] Montana fishing is heating up. The Lower Madison, Gallatin and spring creeks are best.
Yellowstone River Winter Fishing by JB Klyap (1/30/2010)
[Yellowstone River,MT] The icebergs offer good vantage points-slippery casting platforms. The river is lower than normal, easily waded. When there's normally 1 fish per square foot...what happens when the river comes down 10 times the norm...you do the math, I am tying on a bug and casting first!
Crane Meadow Lodge, MT fishing is Hot by Rick Grassett (9/08/2009)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I traveled to Crane Meadow Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT on Weds, 8/27 to host a group of friends and clients on our annual trip to the lodge. Nick Reding, Jim Ewoldt and Howard Curtis, all from St. Louis, MO, Dennis Kinley, from NJ and Mike Perez, from Richmond, IN and I all met up in Bozeman on Weds afternoon and made the 1 ˝ hour drive to the lodge.
High water still rules in SW Montana by William De Shaw (6/24/2009)
[Southwest Montana,MT] Hi everyone, All of the freestone river are still blown out here in sw Montana. High water will last on the Jeff for another week or so. Should be some great fishing when they all start to clear up.
Crane Meadow Lodge, Twin Bridges, MT Fishing Report for 9/13 through 9/19/2008 by Rick Grassett (9/22/2008)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I was in Twin Bridges, MT last week hosting a group of fly anglers at Crane Meadow Lodge (www.cranemeadow.com) on what was our 7th trip there. The timing was just right this year with the weather being perfect, frost on the ground or mid 30’s in the morning, warming to the mid 70’s with almost no humidity. Unlike several other years when water flow was an issue, we had plenty of water this year due to a good snow pack last winter and spring.
Jefferson River fishing well by William De Shaw (7/15/2008)
[Southwest Montana,MT] Some great fishing to be had on the Jeff. I still have some great openings for July on the Jefferson River at our special price of $175. This includes Guide Service for 2 Anglers!!
Jefferson River dropping and clearing by William De Shaw (7/09/2008)
[Southwest Montana,MT] The Jeff will be some great fishing in July. The river is in the best shape in possibly 15 years.
Yellowstone River Fishing by JB Klyap (5/25/2008)
[Yellowstone River,MT] The run off scares most fly fishers, even some flash in the pan guides,however the few in the know can tell you that the fishing is never bad on the Yellowstone.
Winter In Craig, Mt. by Scott Yetter (2/12/2008)
[Missouri River,MT] Febuary 11th..... It is winter in Craig, Mt. But the weather for this week is looking better. Predicted highs this week are Friday and Saturday with a temperatures reaching the mid 40s. That combined with some cloud cover, should get some trout looking up at midges.
Winter In Craig, Mt. by Scott Yetter (1/22/2008)
[Missouri River,MT] It is winter in Craig Mt. Predicted high this week is Saturday with a high of 30 degrees..
Late Fall Fly Fishing Gallatin and Jefferson Rivers by William De Shaw (12/11/2007)
[Southwest Montana,MT] Late October trips that I guided this Fall on the Gallatin and Jefferson rivers, here in SW Montana.
Summer's End by JB Klyap (9/01/2007)
[Yellowstone River,MT] Cool temperatures and long shadows signal the coming of fall, with the best months of the Yellowstone still in front of us.
Crane Meadow Lodge, Twin Bridges, MT Fishing Report for 8/18-24, 2007 by Rick Grassett (8/26/2007)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I traveled to Crane Meadow Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT this week for our annual fly fishing trip there. Nick Reding, Bob Harness, Bob Reynolds, Jim Ewoldt and Dick Callaway, all from St. Louis, MO and Bob Maddocks, from NM, all met up with Bill King and me, from Sarasota, in Bozeman on Saturday morning. After gathering our gear and an hour and a half drive to the lodge, we settled in for 5 days of fishing.
Crane Meadow Lodge Montana Fishing Report by Rick Grassett (9/24/2006)
[Southwest Montana,MT] I spent the last 10 days at Crane Meadow Lodge in Twin Bridges, MT. There is nothing like cool, mountain air at the end of a long, hot summer in Florida and cool mountain air is what we had.
Bighorn River Hopper Time by Eric Anderson (7/20/2006)
[Bighorn River,MT] The biggest fish are beign caught in some of the skinniest water imaginable. The fish are holding tight to the banks and when you throw the right hopper it is hard for them to say no. Along with the great hopper fishing the nymphing has remained very consistient and has produced very well.
Good Fishing For Rainbows In Montana by Jeremy Giberston (7/03/2006)
[Yellowstone River,MT] Water temps getting in mid to upper 40's, and the Rainbow spawn is basically over, so it's a good time to be fishing. I'm always looking forward to when the fish begin to move into their summer water, then it seems you can catch them all over the river (even more), and the small, shallow riffles begin to hold more fish.
Bighorn Fly Fishing Is Great by Eric Anderson (4/07/2006)
[Bighorn River,MT] Polly’s Place and the Bighorn River Fly Fisher opened the 31st of March and we have had a great first week.