Regional River Conditions
East Rosebud Fly & Tackle Fishing Report- August 31
Current flow at the St. Xavier bridge, 3,250cfs. Current water temperature, 60F.
Flows are being reduced to 3,000cfs today.
Fishing is fair. Nymphing with worms, scuds, sow bugs, Hare’s Ear and Pheasant tails are top choices. Hopper bite is mostly over. Dry fly action is difficult as fish are very selective on small tricos. You may find a pond or two feeing on black and or tan caddis. The early morning and evening are the best for dry fly action. Streamer bite has been spotty but fish are chasing small black or olive streamers.
Current flow at Livingston, 1,700cfs. Current water temperature, 59.2F.
River clarity is clear. Isolated rainstorms can temporarily muck up the conditions.
Fishing has been reported as fair to good. Terrestrials are still producing. Hoppers, caddis, and mayflies. Streamer fishing is good with yellow, black and olive varieties.
Current flow at Absarokee, 663cfs. Current water temperature, 56.7F.
Water clarity is clear. Fishing is fair to good. Dries, nymphing and the streamer bite are working. The hopper bite is fading out. Caddis patterns are the best bet. Steamer bite is on.
Current flow at Big Timber, 196cfs. River is low and clear. Reports have been fair. Dry dropper remains the ticket. Caddis, stimulators, beatles, and ants are solid choices. Top droppers are red Copper Johns, bead head Pheasant Tails, and blue Batman.
Current flow at Red Lodge, 293cfs. Visibility is clear. Reports are that the fishing is good, especially top water action and big streamers.