As the winter months are upon us in Southwest Montana, it's easy to think great trout fishing will have to wait until spring. But even here in the Northern Rockies, we have ample winter angling opportunities. Some local rivers that offer consistent, winter action include; The Lower Madison River, The Gallatin River and The Madison between Quake and Hebgen lakes. In addition, a number of fine spring-fed creeks in our area provide solid off-season action. Depuy's Spring Creek and Armstrong's Spring Creek are two that quickly come to mind.