Missoula Fly Fishing Report – May 3, 2020.

By on May 3rd, 2020   //   1 minute to read


We are excited to announce that we are now back on the water and starting to guide again. Under the current restrictions we are allowed to guide Montana residents and non-residents who have met the 14 day self quarantine requirement. If you meet these criteria and would like to get out on the water drop us a line! The Missouri is fishing great right now so if you are looking to travel that is a great option. If you would like to stay close to home here is a breakdown of our local rivers.

Bitterroot River – Of the three major rivers we fish the Bitterroot is definitely producing the best fishing right now. The key is to find the slower water and work it thoroughly, if you can find a spring or side channel you are going to up your odds. Try fishing a worm right after a bump for big results!

Blackfoot River – The Blackfoot is pretty brown right now, if you are set on fishing the Blackfoot we would recommend throwing something bigger to increase the odds of the fish seeing it in the murky water.

Clark Fork River – With the exception of the Upper River near Warm Springs the Clark Fork is really going to be tough right now. Best to wait until the flows drop to try it again. Warm Springs is always a great option and is known for giant fish.

Rock Creek – Rock Creek fishes well during runoff. The upper river is your best option. Big San Juan worms and Large Stonefly patterns work best. Go big!

Top Patterns – #8 San Juan Worm, #8 Pat’s Rubblerlegs, #6 Slump Buster

Looking Ahead – It might be time to start thinking about a trip to the Mo’ or maybe explore some of your local still water options. The is definitely some fishing to be had on the main rivers but the fishing will be slower and the water will be more treacherous so be careful. Tight lines!

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