Stillwater River

October 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2019

The Stillwater has been fluctuating with the changes in weather and mositure. Nymphing  is the best option with stoneflies and general attractors such as copper johns or lightning bugs. Streamer fishing has been decent and getting better with smaller natural colored streamers. Fall baetis are also out and about on the colder days.  Always be careful wading and floating on the Stillwater, this can be a dangerous river if you're not paying attention. The morning may start off somewhat slow but as the day warms the fish will start feeding more. With the recent precipitation in the higher elevations in this area, watch for some discoloration and rising waters. 


Text "Troutfitters" to 313131 for automatic fishing report updates right to your phone.

Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Morrish Hopper 6-10, CFO Ant: 12-16, Water Walkers: 10-16, Purple Haze: 16-19, Renegade: 16-18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-20, Matts Midge: 18, Adams parawulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger pink: 16-20,

Nymphs:Soft hackle Pheasant Tail: 16-18-20 Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6 Mega Prince: 4-6-8 Mr Rubberlegs Brown Stone: 6-8 Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16 Crystal PT Pearl, Rust: 14-16-18 , Wire Worm: 6, San Juan: 8-12, Pats Rubber Legs: 8-12

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow and articulated Sparkle Minnow; JJ colors (brown/yellow) JJ Specials Black ,Olive Sex Dungeon: 2 Black Home invader: 2 Black, CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2 Bling Minnow Pearl & Gold: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


Click to enlarge

More USGS Water Data

Enter your number below to receive new, up-to-date river reports from Montana Troutfitters.


Processing...