Out of the Woods? – Missoula Fly Fishing Report

By on Aug 9th, 2016   //   Less than a minute to read

fly fishing missoula in July

Well, we may have survived the worst of it: the heat, that is. As a cooling trend moved in over the weekend we saw air and water temps decline rapidly, with all of the previously dicey temp sites falling well into the safe zone.

From here — knock on wood — we should be good throughout the fall with water temps. Now, will FWP lift Hoot Owl? That’s up to them, and they usually lean toward the conservative side before pulling the curfew.  Our guess is as soon as the end of this week or as late and the end of August.

Regardless of what they do, the fish are happy to be basking in clouds and cool water. Clouds have given solid cover to rising fish (tricos) and offered solid odds for rolling big bugs on the twitch.

balckfoot river trout fishing

There are still a few moths around and we have even seen our first Hecuba … And it wasn’t the morning after the Steel Pulse concert!

The next few weeks will be a fun time to fish as the vacation crowds thin out before the serious fall anglers arrive … Come join us!

float trips on the bitterroot


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