The warm weather we have experienced recently, combined wit this season's below average snowpack has led Montana FWP to place "Hoot Owl" closures on many S.W. Montana Trout Streams. This means that they are closed to angling from 2 p.m. until midnight each day until conditions improve. In order to lift the restrictions, FWP will need to see the daily high water temperature stay below a certain level for several consecutive days along with a cooler weather forecast, which we currently have. So stay tuned....
Madison River Fishing Report
"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."
~ Roderick Haig-Brown
"Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act."
~ Paulo Coelho
June in the Northern Rockies is a very special time of year. Blue skies, green grass, snowy peaks and Salmon Flies!! The hatch is happening on the Big Hole right now and anglers are reveleing in catching trout on big dry flies. Next up is the Madison! Typically the hatch doesn't start at town until sometime around June 20th to 25th. However, this year could be different. The dry and warm early spring had everything a couple of weeks ahead of schedule back in March and April. However, May brought about 5 weeks of cool rainly weather which seems to have brought things back into a more normal time frame.