Due to wet weather and cooler temperatures, closures and restrictions were lifted on several rivers and sections of rivers at 2 p.m. on August 23rd.
Temperatures have taken a nose dive this week and we are seeing cooler days and plenty of precipitation from the heavens. Montana FWP has lifted the “Hoot Owl” restrictions on the Upper Madison, Missouri and Stillwater rivers. There should be more restrictions loosening as cool temperatures are projected for the upcoming week.
Several angling restrictions on rivers in southwest, north-central and south-central Montana went into effect July 20, 2021 due to warming temperatures and low flows.
The restrictions include what are commonly known as “hoot owl” restrictions, which means fishing is closed from 2 p.m. to midnight each day. Some waters are under full fishing closures, which prohibit fishing at all times of day. These closures and restrictions will stay in effect until conditions improve.
Why would you choose Bozeman, Montana as a destination to fly fish?
There are many reasons to choose Bozeman, Montana as a place to base your Montana fishing trip out of. We have the biggest and busiest airport in the state. Although it doesn’t compare to O’hair or Atlanta, it is the hub for great fishing in SW Montana and the Yellowstone area. It’s easy to get in and out of without much hassle.
Fly Fishing Montana in July is prime time. It doesn't get much better than at this time. Every river we guide is an option and available to fly fish. July in Montana brings some great hatches and some of the most consistent weather.
Bozeman Yellowstone International airport just added four more cities to its non-stop destinations. New direct flights from San Diego, Oakland, Austin and Phoenix make 25 direct flights to Bozeman, Montana to date. A few of these are seasonal, but offer the peak summer months, making it easier for anglers to travel to Bozeman, Montana during prime time fishing.
Lush green hillsides, comfortable weather and energetic guides will welcome you to Southwestern Montana. There is some great dry fly fishing to be had in the early summer month of June. Here are some of the bullet points for fly fishing in Montana during the various weeks in June:
Do you want to learn to fly fish in Montana? We specialize in fly fishing with everyone's skill level. Beginners, novice or expert anglers are all welcome.
Fly fishing in Southwestern Montana in the winter can be quite productive if you understand more about how to fish at this time of year. Many of the techniques used in the warmer summertime months do not apply and you must change your game to have success in the winter months.
If you are looking for less pressured waters and great fishing in Montana, May is a great month to fly fish Montana.
Our Montana fly fishing guide season really gets going in the month of May. Water temperatures are continuing to warm up, we start to see more consistent hatches in May, and the trout get much more active. The guides are hungry to get back out on the water daily and the air temperatures in May, start to climb. This time period is really the kick off to our Montana fly fishing season. Even though we start fly fishing here in Montana much early in the year, the fly fishing in May is a great month to visit Montana and treat yourself to some less pressured fly fishing. Remember, the trout haven’t seen much pressure the past six months and they tend to be a little less finicky than later in the year.