Spring guiding has been busy this year, and last week was no exception. I was able to find a few fishable days on the Yellowstone river. Wooley buggers near the banks seemed to be the most consistent option. Wrapping up the Memorial weekend with a trip on the Lower Madison yesterday, we found steady fishing throughout most of the day using Crawfish and Caddis. They released more water from the resevoir at some point during the day, which made for a more challenging finish.
The trees are budding and the hillsides are turning from a faint tan to a vibrant green. The days are getting longer and the trout eager. Spring has definately sprung in Montana. After a mild winter, the recent rains and sometimes snow have allowed us to catch up on some late season snowpack we missed earlier. We're not getting soaked here, but getting a steady mix of sunshine and precipitation. This weather pattern has also helped keep waters from rising and river conditions have been a little back and forth but mostly great. What a fine time of year to be in Montana!