Location

MT
United States
45° 53' 36.0744" N, 111° 31' 12.5652" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Gallatin River Guides - Betsey French
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
December 12, 2014

Great weather for the next several days…get out there. Nymphing with midges and small baetis type nymphs has been best. Good midge hatches have been bringing some nice fish to the surface in certain areas. For dries fish Harrop’s Adult Cluster or Silvey’s Adult Midge patterns and Pat’s Rubber Legs, Quigley’s Drowned Midge, Pheasant Tails, Tung Sunkists and more subsurface.

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Fishing Report Provided by Montana Troutfitters - Kris Kumlien
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
December 10, 2014

Fishing Conditions

Haven't had any gangbuster reports on the Upper Mad for a bit now, but it's worthy of consideration for a day trip, especially with the warm week we're having. Nymphing is the primary game...rubber legs, wire worms, midge larvae, and baetis nymphs for starters. Find where the pod is located within each slot, and when you catch one, park there for a while. In the middle of the afternoon you'll likely see a few risers behind rocks sipping midges, and there are a few fish eating streamers, but with the colder water temps, they've shown a hesitancy to move far for a meal. Between the lakes may be your best bet for throwing meat.

Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Yeager Bomb Brown: 12-14-16, Comparadun Sulphur: 16-18-20, CDC Thorax Sulphur: 16-18-20, Thorax BWO: 16-18-20, Flag Slate BWO: 16-18-20Nymphs|14-16 Red Copper John , Garrett's Purple Death: 16-18-20, Little Bit of E: 14-16-18 Purple Lightning Bugs 16; San Juan Worm: 6-8-10 Delektable Purple Hurless: 6-8-10 Mr Rubberlegs Hares Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6-8 Turds: 6-8-10 Copper Johnson Red: 16-18-20 Mustang Sally: 16-18 Red Belly Yukbug: 2-4-6, Sillvey's Edible Emerger Olive 12-16, Bead Cased Caddis 12-16, Crawling Caddis Green 12-16.

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