Posts by Anthony VonRuden

Missoula Rivers are on the Rise

The warm sunny days and night-time temps above freezing have finally caught up to us.  All Missoula area rivers are on the rise at the moment which could throw off the fishing in the short term. With daytime temps in the 60’s and night-time temps in the 40’s, the rising water trend will most likely continue over the […]

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Missoula Fishing Report 3/30/13

Trout Fishing

The Bitterroot has been pretty solid over the last week.   The Skwala has been getting it done for the most part but we are starting to see more Mayflies hatching.  We saw a fair number of Blue Wing Olives and a couple of March Browns yesterday on the Root.   The fishing was kind of […]

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Dry Fly Fishing on the Bitterroot Continues

We fished the Bitterroot again yesterday and had surprisingly good fishing.  The weather was inconsistent for us but the fish didn’t seem to mind.  We fished dry flies all afternoon and had steady action fishing the Skwala in many different variations.  We also saw a push of March Browns in a few areas of the […]

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Bitterroot Fishing Report

Fish are being caught on dry flies these days on the Bitterroot but the dry fly fishing has been overall kind of spotty.  Last weeks warm weather got the Root right on the verge and produced some good days of fishing.  The last few days have been cold, windy, and unsettled but there was enough […]

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Skwala Sighting

Skwala flies

Missoula Fishing Report We hit the river Saturday and saw our first Skwala of the year.  The fish didn’t seem to be totally keyed in on the dry fly yet but seeing the big bug means the beginning of our 2013 dry fly season has officially begun.  The fishing will only get better over the […]

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Spring Skwala Forecast

We have made it through February which means that dry fly fishing is about here on the Bitterroot River.  Historically about March 15th is when the fish on the Bitterroot really start to key in on the Skwala Stonefly.  Given our current conditions I would say we are on pace for an average start meaning […]

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We spent a couple of days in Idaho fly fishing on the clearwater river for steelhead.  The south fork is still running at 300 cfs and the word around Kooskia is that it won’t fish well until the water bumps up.  We fished the main river and managed to catch a few.  Its a fun fishing […]

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Fishing the Missoula area in the Winter

Missoula Fishing Report The Clark Fork River fished pretty well over the weekend.  We fished it right in Missoula on Friday and caught some fish.  Most of the fish we caught were 12-14 inches.  Though we didn’t catch any monsters, it was really exciting to see a healthy number of fish right in and around […]

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Snowpack Update 02/19/13

We are looking pretty good so far this winter and are currently around 90% snowpack for the Missoula area.  Keep your fingers crossed that we continue to get snow throughout the end of the winter and in to spring……….  

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