Spring in MT

Bighole River

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!  The Lower Madison river has been fishing consistently.  Caddis around most days, still a few BWOs on colder nastier mornings.  The Yellowstone river has been fishing great when the river has had enough clarity.  In the last month the Yellowstone has been fishable about half the time.  Wooley buggers with beadhead droppers and steamers are a solid choice right now.