February 17, 2018

Winter has tightened her grip on Montana lately. NOAA is calling for 5-7" in the valley and up to 2 ft. of fresh in the mountains by Monday. No real reprieve in sight either. Temps are expected to remain below zero for much of the next week.
 
So for now, most of us here are content to pursue other interests. If you do want to get out, the Upper Madison near Reynold's Pass and $3 Bridge is your best bet. Try the usual winter bugs: Midge larvae, Turds, Eggs, and possibly Midge dries. Of course, streamer fishing is always an option. Low and sloooow...
 
Another good winter fly fishing option is DePuy's Spring Creek in the Paradise Valley. We took a company trip there Thursday in spite of the weather and had a great time, and some descent fishing. You can read more and see some photos on our "sister site" montanatrout.com Here is the link.
 
Tight Lines!!

 

Upper Madison River Flows

Current Madison River water temperatures