Bozeman, Montana Fishing Report 14 August 2014
The Lamar spiked a bit last night, so there is some mud on the river today. With the rain this morning things might stay muddy for a while. Flows are creeping up as we’ve been keeping an eye on it. Fishing over the past few days has been very good on hoppers, chubbies, caddis, and attractor dries. Streamer fishing has been bringing in some very nice fish as well. If you absolutely have to fish the river today, a double nymph rig with something big like a rubberlegs or a Mega Prince would be best. Once things clear up again it’ll be fishing great.
Flies: Mega Prince, Rubberlegs, Wooly Buggers, Zonkers, Sculpzilla, Beast Master, Sex Dungeon, Pandora’s Box, Stimulator, Chubby, Elk Hair Caddis, Royal Wulff, Humpy, Moorish Hopper, Dave’s Hopper, Spent Hopper, More or Less Hopper, Carnage Hopper, Prince, Lightning Bug, Soft Hackle
With the rain over the past few days, the Gallatin might blow out in the next day or so, but as of this report it’s in good shape and running clear. The Spruce Moths are still out, and they’re giving good dry fly action in the mornings. Caddis are around in the afternoons and evenings. Terrestrials are always a good bet. The river is getting busy, so be ready to deal with crowds.
Flies: Spruce Moth, Sprucie, Elk Hair Caddis, Royal Wulff, Bloom’s Parachute Caddis, Delektable Caddis, Parachute Adams, Copper John, Prince, Lightning Bug, Rubberlegs, Lil Spanker, Moorish Hopper, More or Less Hopper, Dave’s Hopper, Joe’s Hopper, Marshmallow Hopper, Yeti Hopper, Willie’s Fire Ant, Para Ant
The Upper is getting warm in the afternoons. Water temps are still dropping down to good levels, but day time temps are jumping up over 70 every day. If you fish it, fish it early. There are still lots of people on the river, so be ready to deal with crowds. The walk/wade stretch is producing lots of nice fish on both dries and nymphs. Terrestrials are working well, as are attractor dries, larger nymphs, caddis.
Flies: Chubbies, Stimulators, Willie’s Fire Ant, Para Ant, Parachute Adams, Purple Haze, Power Ant, Moorish Hopper, Flying Ant, More or Less Hopper, Copper John, Lil Spanker, Zonker, Wooly Bugger, Sex Dungeon, Pandora’s Box
Still too warm to fish. Leave it alone.