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Feb 2.26 Fishing Report

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We are getting close to the time of year when the fishing around Missoula starts to pick up.  However the fish are still responding best to winter fishing tactics.  With that being said stick to the slow inside corners, in about 4- 6 ft. of walking speed water.  The double nymph rig is still going to produce the numbers of fish, but a slow swung streamer has been producing some of the bigger fish.

Rock Creek and The Bitterroot will be your best late winter options. The Clark Fork and Blackfoot will be coming into shape in the near future. If you want to make the drive over to the Missouri, the nymphing has been productive from the Dam down to Mountain Palace. We haven’t floated past there since the warmer weather came this month. But don’t be afraid to do some exploring.

Nymphs – Worms (Pink, Red, Purple, Sparkle…..whatever.)  Stoneflies (Pats rubberlegs, double beaded stones, trout retriever, tungsten stone.  Size 8-12)

Streamers – Sparkle minnows and other smaller minnow patterns. Less is often more this time of year. Come check out the new streamer patterns in the shop! Our bins are overflowing with new patterns. Your new favorite pattern is waiting for  you.

Dries- Midges, Nemouras, and Skwalas coming soon!

-The MAngler

…Because You Fish