Often the East side of the river remains clear for several miles below the West Fork. Those scars were one of the arguments against adding Welcome Creek to the wilderness system before it was admitted in I found out about this and though e can do a day trip to this hidden gem. The lake fishes well for to inch rainbows. About Montana Angler, site sponsor for glaciertoyellowstone. More Latest Local Offers.
Stillwater River Montana Fly Fishing, Camping, Boating
As one might expect, fly fishing the Stillwater River on this section involves lots of pocket water fishing. Holmgren Ranch Open around the year, Holmgren Ranch is also very close to Columbus, just west of the town. Just outside of Absarokee, make a right turn off Highway to Absaroka Campground and the Johnson Bridge, which offers fishing access plus a raft launch. The best winter fishing is on the Lower Madison river. The water is quite shallow in many sections and rocks litter the entire width of the river, especially around Castle Rock and Moraine Fishing Access Sites. Parkside Campground Twelve miles south of Red Lodge, Parkside Campground has 28 campsites, a feet trailer restriction. Many avid anglers, however, enjoy bringing their own gear.
Stillwater River Guide
Ability to purchase a beverage. When mayflies or caddis dance atop the water here, the surface erupts as trout gorge on the hapless insects. Egg patterns, San Juan worms, crayfish and small mayfly nymphs or midge larva are the go to patterns in the winter months. This is a rugged canyon with a class V rapid that keeps most boaters out. For nymphs, Zebra Midges, Baetis and Scud patterns should work. Browse our large network of vacation homes and cabins that are either on the water or centrally located to great fishing.
About Montana Angler, site sponsor for glaciertoyellowstone. There is no open water south of Horseshoe Bend. Fishing is generally slow. According to AGFC fisheries biologist Tom Bly, the creek holds a good trout population, and rainbows, browns and cutts spawn there. The Kootenai Indians roamed the Kootenai River valley area for hundreds of years before the first white explorers and trappers visited the area.