WESTWIND GUIDES Fishing Report & Blog

May 21 Fishing Report


The fishing has been good in Montana. I just got home from a week long stint up on the Missouri River. Over the weekend Montana was hit with a large storm. Many locations had record breaking rainfall on Saturday and Sunday. The Dearborn rain gauge saw close to 3 inches in 2 days. Livingston recorded over 1.5 inches on Saturday. We will take the moisture. Hopefully our high country snow pack gained a substantial amount. These colder days and rainy weather has held off the mud, which will hopefully prove to be a good thing come August for the Yellowstone and its tributaries. For now, late May and early June are shaping up to be great on the Missouri.

The cold weather over the weekend didn’t slow down the fishing. Other than the brutal upstream wind at times, the fishing was solid. There were good baetis and midge hatches, and once the temperatures warmed up we saw March Browns and some caddis down on the lower river. The nymphing was very good in the right places. There were pockets of fish eating dries if you looked. As usual, the Missouri exceeded expectations with its high concentration of large, hard fighting trout. The remaining available dates for late May and June are disappearing from the calendar at a steady rate. If you want to join us for the fun on the Missouri, call soon to book your trip before they are gone.