The number of tailwaters around Southwestern Montana is quite impressive. Because of this there are numerous places to visit regardless of how cold it gets. I have already crossed a few off my list and decided to do one more the other day.
The drive over to this waterway was truly impressive, I stopped along the way to try and capture a few images.
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The consistency of pools to runs in this tailwater was truly impressive, you didn't have to walk very far to find that next fishy looking spot. I really pounded the slower moving stuff but I had better luck fishing the faster runs.....not the typical approach for winter fishing.
I never found that one fly that knocked them dead, this day was all about covering water until you found a fish that would eat. I typically use this approach when I can't seem to dial in the right pattern or I feel the fish just aren't feeding aggressively.
|Butter Brown Laying At The Edge Of A Bucket|
|Best Fish Of The Day Ate The Stone Fly|