Stillwater River Fishing Report

This Stillwater River fishing report is valid from April 13 through early May.

The lower Stillwater (below the Rosebud) may get muddy from time to time with shots of early spring melt. Upstream to Nye, muddy water is unlikely to be a problem until into May.

Fish stonefly nymphs, San Juan Worms, and streamers in the larger, slower pools. BWO and March Browns are possible on calm, cloudy afternoons. Some big rainbows come from the lower river this time of year.

Learn more about fishing the Stillwater River.

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Stillwater River Fishing Report Relevant Links

  • Absarokee Streamflows: Flows over 4000cfs get sketchy above Absarokee. Flows 4000-2000 are best floated above Absarokee. 2000-1200 are good everywhere. 1200-800 are best below Absarokee but doable above. 800-450 are doable downstream of Absarokee, with the precise cutoff between 500 and 450 depending on how much weight is in your raft and how willing you are to drag the boat through shallow areas.
  • Absarokee Weather