Fishing Report Updated October 15, 2022
This Paradise Valley Spring Creek fishing report is valid October 15 through mid-November.
Spring creeks are now on low winter rates, $40/angler/day for Depuy and Armstrong’s, $45 for Nelson’s.
Brown trout on their spawning runs as well as BWO and midge hatches make this a good time on the creeks. The weather is not cooperating, though.
The top bet is to nymph the deepest slots below spawning areas. Look for water more than four feet deep with bouldery or weedy bottoms. Fish BWO nymphs, midge larvae/pupae, and eggs. Another option is to cover lots of water with streamers. Hatches will be fragmentary without clouds, and will consist of midges and BWO.
Avoid fishing or wading through shallow, gravel areas to avoid disturbing spawning browns. Depuy usually blocks off key spawning areas. Obey the signs closing these areas!
- Armstrong Spring Creek
- Depuy Spring Creek
- Nelson’s Spring Creek
- Spring Creek Specialists: This shed-size fly shop is located on Depuy Spring Creek and is dedicated exclusively to flies and tackle for fishing the spring creeks. It’s the one shop I always visit when I’m guiding on one of the creeks.
- Livingston, MT Weather