Missoula Fishing Report: Spin the Bottle

By on Jun 16th, 2015   //   Less than a minute to read

Remember that old game? You can pretty much play it, pick any river in our system, and have outstanding fishing this week. Even on the sunny days, we’ve found fish looking up in earnest.

Blackfoot River Fishing Report

Find shade on the Blackfoot, and be ready to show em something other than a salmonfly.

Missoula Fishing Report

Bitterroot River Report

On the Bitterroot it’s mostly PMD’s and Yellow Sallies thus far. The upper river seems ready to explode with goldens and Bitterroot stones, though, and anyone who’s ever experienced these two hatches on this river knows they’re worth waiting for.

Bitterroot River near Darby

We also haven’t seen a big Drake push yet, either–look for these green bugs to pop in earnest on the cloudy days forecasted in the coming days. This is a bug that often fools some of the year’s biggest fish. The nymph is a swimmer, so look for the adults in heavy water.

Clark Fork River Fishing Report

Giant Trout

The lower Clark has fish looking up on PMDs and big stones. If the small patches of shade holding pods of risers in the past few days are any indication, a cloudy afternoon will go a long way down here.

Rock Creek Fishing Report

Rock Creek has been…well, Rock Creek–awesome for numbers of quality fish on dries.


In short: this is a good week to call in sick, folks, dust off your favorite 5 weight, and get it bent!


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