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!