Spring Creeks Fishing Report for April 5, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Spring Creeks Fishing Report 4/05/2021

Date: 04/05/2021

Current Conditions

The spring creeks are a good option right now. The rainbows are moving up into the creeks and should be spawning and we should see more fish each day. Nymphing is still the best method right now with sensitive indicators, long leaders, and light tippet (9-10ft 5x leaders). Fluorocarbon is recommended here. Some solid patterns for these creeks include Zebra Midges, Pheasant Tails, Micro Mays, Skinny Nelson, Perdigons, sowbugs/scuds, and San Juan Worms. We should expect some dry fly fishing any day now keep an eye out for bwo's. Temps should be around the 50s throughout the week but are will rise and fall depending on the sun.

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The Livingston Area Spring Creeks have limited rod availability. Be sure to call and make a reservation before you make the drive. Nelson's-(406) 222-6560, Armstrong's-(406) 222-2979, DePuy's-(406) 222-0221

Mar. 29 - 2021

  • Face coverings are mandatory (Gallatin County Health Dept. Mandate)
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the store
  • In-store license sales will be available 3/1/21 (buy online at fwp.mt.gov in the meantime)
  • Private shopping is available in 30-minute time-slots, call 406-586-2188 to make a reservation
Covid-19 Plan

Full-Day Guided Trip

Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
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Half-Day Guided Trip

Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.

  • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
  • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability.
Learn More

The Livingston Area Spring Creeks have limited rod availability. Be sure to call and make a reservation before you make the drive.

Nelson's: 406.222.6560
Armstrong's: 406.222.2979
DePuy's: 406.222.0221

Montana spring creeks are home to some of the most coveted wild trout waters found anywhere in the world. These small streams are spring-fed bodies of water characterized by consistent year-round water temperatures and stream flows. These stable environments provide exceptional habitat for many insect types along with the trout that feed on them. Generally speaking, there is dry fly fishing to be found just about any day of the year on the regional spring creeks.

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