Spring Creeks Fishing Report for July 27, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Spring Creeks Fishing Report 7/27/2020

Date: 07/27/2020

Current Conditions

The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks have been fishing well. Midge and PMD hatches daily have made dry fly fishing incredibly fun. The fish have been quite picky so make your first cast count! Fishing a 12ft 5x leader to a size #18 or #20 has been sufficient. I always like to keep a few emergers, duns, cripples, and spinners in my box for these PMD hatches in case the fish are being really picky. Subsurface fishing with light nymph rigs using, caddis pupas, midges, and sow bugs. Ants, beetles, and hoppers have also been pretty active and fish have been taking them on the surface.


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The Livingson 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

Spring Creeks Overview

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.

Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

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