We keep very detailed historical logs of Montana fly fishing conditions and over the years our guide team is pretty savvy at predicting what will be happening in the next few weeks on each river.
Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) October 26, 2011
Bozeman based Montana Angler Fly Fishing recently expanded their web based fishing reports to be more user friendly and provide more information. The new reports feature a main page that summarizes the local fishing conditions across Southwest Montana. The main page also provides a fishery by fishery snapshot of the current conditions as well as an easy to read color coded rating of poor, fair, good, very good or red hot. Anglers can then click on a specific fishery to get detailed information about individual rivers and spring creeks. Each river page includes i-frames of real time water levels and water temperatures that are provided by the USGS water resources division. Montana fly fishing attracts anglers from around the world and many visiting anglers begin looking at reports in advance of their trip. Many anglers need information on what will be happening in the next few weeks or even months so each report is broken down into current conditions as well as both short and long range forecasts.
According to Montana Angler Fly Fishing outfitter Brian McGeehan: “we recognize that not everybody has the luxury of spending every day on our local rivers like our team of guides do. Folks want to maximize their time on the water and try to pick the best location to visit. Our guides have learned that the most important part of a great day of fishing is picking the water that provides the best chance at having a productive day. A lot of fishing reports just give you an idea of what the fishing was like a few days ago and when you arrive at the river everything is different than the current report posted on a website. We keep very detailed historical logs of Montana fly fishing conditions and over the years our guide team is pretty savvy at predicting what will be happening in the next few weeks on each river. During the post spring run off time of the year fishing conditions can change really fast from day to day. Just because you killed them on the salmon fly two days ago doesn’t mean that is what they will be taking next week. From past experience we know that once the salmon fly moves on fish will be more focused on pale morning duns and caddis within a matter of days. We really tried to emphasize our best guess at the next week or two of fishing. We also include some longer term forecasts that project out a month or two ahead. A lot of folks planning a trip to Montana don’t need to know what the conditions are in early July if their trip isn’t until August. By early July we have a great handle on what the snow pack is like and what the fishing will probably be like in early August so we decided to share this information in our reports since it is pretty valuable for a lot of out of state anglers.”
Montana Angler Fly Fishing (http://www.montanaangler.com) is an independent outfitter based in Bozeman that specializes in designing custom fly fishing vacations.