Fishing the Missoula area in the Winter

By on Feb 24th, 2013   //   Less than a minute to read

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 town.

Flies for the Clark Fork in Missoula:

Olive wooly buggers dead drifted under an indicator with either the worm, size 10 prince nymphs, or size 12 flashback pheasant tails behind the bugger.

On Saturday I shot down to Alberton and found Cheddar running up and down the bank casting to risers.  The fish were snotty and required a few drifts before they would eat.  But we caught a few, missed more than we caught, laughed a lot, and only lost one fly to the willows.

Dry Flies for the Clark Fork:

Griffiths gnat type midge dry flies.

The countdown to good skwala stonefly  fishing has begun and should happen before we know it!

2 Comments to "Fishing the Missoula area in the Winter"

  • bfa
    March 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

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  • danimal
    March 6, 2013 at 7:13 am

    haha, Yes its really nifty….