Fishing Reports

Missoula Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing the Blackfoot

We are slowly starting the transition into fall fishing mode on all Missoula area rivers.  Water temps are beginning to drop as the nights get longer and cooler. We have been fishing both the Bitterroot and Clark Fork the last few days.  On the Bitterroot you can expect to see a lot of fish rising […]

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Hopper Time

Blackfoot River Fishing Trips

Fishing has been hit or miss lately in the summer heat but some nice fish are still being caught.  Fish are looking for Grasshopper patterns and there are a few Tricos around in the mornings.  Some days the fish want smaller hopper patterns or other terrestrials but sticking to your guns with a bigger hopper […]

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Summer Fishing Conditions

Bitterroot River Hatches

We are in summer mode on the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Clark Fork Rivers.  To beat the heat we are still fishing early in the morning and trying to get off the river by mid afternoon.  The two cloudy days we had earlier this week produced some awesome fishing.  Dry fly fishing has still been the […]

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Bitterroot and Blackfoot River Fishing Report

Bitterroot River Fishing Trips

Fishing has been good in the morning the last couple of days.  There are plenty of PMD Mayflies and small Stoneflies hatching on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers.  The dry fly fishing has been good until the heat wave sets in during the afternoon hours.  Its best to try and beat the heat these days….We […]

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Missoula Green Drake Hatch!

Green Drake Hatch

Clouds and wet weather bring us size 8 mayflies!  Green Drakes can be found hatching on all Missoula rivers.  Hatches of Golden Stones, PMD’s, Caddis, and a few Salmonflies can also be found.  Missoula river conditions are good and so is the fly fishing.  Some pictures from this week………….

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Blackfoot River Fishing Report

Brown Trout

Overall the fishing has been pretty good on the Blackfoot River.  On the cloudy days the dry fly fishing has been outstanding later in the day.  In the bright sun the dry fly fishing has been spotty but there are still a few nice fish willing to come up to the surface.  Salmonflies are still […]

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Missoula Fishing Report

Salmonfly Hatch

Big bugs are hatching around Missoula right now.  Salmonflies and Goldens Stones can be found on Rock Creek, the Blackfoot, and the forks of the Bitterroot.  The dry fly fishing is improving and should continue to improve in most areas as the rivers begin to drop in flows.    

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Salmonfly Fishing Report

Missoula on the Fly

We are on the verge of some really good fishing right now around Missoula.  Some Salmonflies are just beginning to make an appearance in the West Fork and on Rock Creek.  I fished the upper Bitterroot yesterday, the river is big but fishable and is running clear.  We forced a dry fly for most of […]

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Missoula River Conditions and Fishing Report

Fishing in High Water

Our water is still high around Missoula but good fishing can be found in a few areas.  Salmonflies have been spotted and people are whispering about it.  Were getting close! Rock Creek Fishing Report The upper creek is fishing really well right now.  There are a few fish looking up but the streamer and nymph […]

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Chocolate Milk

Well, runoff is here.  There are a few areas that you can find clean water around Missoula but options are limited. Great fishing is out there to be had if you don’t mind driving.  The Missouri River is a great option in May as many rainbows are returning from their spawning grounds right at about […]

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