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Clear Rivers, Fish Plentiful After Montana Flooding

After the historical Yellowstone flooding, you may be wondering about Southwest Montana’s fishing conditions. Here is an exciting update.

The Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the United States. Freestone rivers get big and dirty after snow runoff, so the heavy flush from the flooding was good. While the flooding did add debris, it is all clearing now, including the build-up of sediment, which is excellent for the fish. They need clean gravel to spawn, and the aquatic insects also benefit. The fish are now enjoying a fresh, rebooted river which makes for great fishing conditions. We feel honored to experience a river that is still wild, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Summer is in full swing in Montana, including beautiful weather. People are out fishing and catching fish! Southwest Montana offers one of the highest concentrations of blue-ribbon fisheries in the world. You have access to the Yellowstone, Madison, Jefferson, Missouri, and Gallatin Rivers, plus lakes, creeks, and more. The experienced Ennis guides will take you on one-day, multi-day, or multi-river trips. Whatever fishing adventure you’re searching for, we’ve got you covered. The Sportsman’s Lodge team is here to answer any questions and help plan your Montana trip. Pristine waters and legendary fishing are waiting for you.