Spring Creeks Fishing Report for May 1, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Spring Creeks Fishing Report 5/1/2021

Date: 05/01/2021

Current Conditions

Midges and BWOs are still working well on the spring creeks. Mother's Day Caddis is starting soon, so definitely have a few ready. Fish are still going to be more comfortable rising in shaded areas. BWO nymphs, Hare's Ears, Zebra Midges, Pheasant Tails, sowbugs/scuds, San Juan worms, and Skinny Nelsons are going to be most effective. Use sensitive indicators, long leaders(9-10ft 5x), and light fluorocarbon tippet.

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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

Special Rates

Summertime full day trips on the lower Madison include early start times but still give a typical full day experience. These are great options for people with afternoon or early evening plans.

  • Typical Start Time Between 5-6 AM
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Float Trip Option Only
  • Trip Ends Between Noon and 2 PM
  • Available July 15 - August 31
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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.
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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

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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