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Sep 29, 2023

Canyon Ferry - The carp bite is on!

Hauser/Holter - Rainbow trout will continue being caught below all the dams, carp continue to move throughout the rivers as the temps rise.

Hyalite- The lake has been having some algal blooms so we recommend focusing on the creek until this dissipates. Fishing buggers and leeches are most effective when dry fly fishing is slow, and a small Adams, purple hazes and even terrestrial attractor patterns and caddis have all been working, well into the evenings.

Cliff and Wade- Water is clear, fishing well.

Quake Lake/Hebgen- Fishing well, trout are moving.

Harrison Lake - Fishing well, with some decent brown trout action.

Ponds Around Town - Warming up, with solid panfish bite. Topwater bass fishing can be a really fun way to spend the evening.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions




balanced leeches, sparkle minnows, jig zonker, kreelux minnows.

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