Missoula Fishing Report 7/22
Missoula Fishing Report
The fishing in and around Missoula has been good. The fish are catching a break on water temperatures and it is making all the difference. Regardless of that, the Hoot Owl Restrictions are still upon us. The Bitterroot is heating back up again, so keep that in mind while fighting fish. The Clark Fork, Bitterroot, and Blackfoot are all shut down from 2pm to midnight each day. Rock Creek is a great option for those of you who can’t get out early in the day, and the spruce moths are going wild there. Georgetown Lake has been fishing really well. Keep exploring those alpine lakes and smaller bodies of water that we are so lucky to be surrounded by. There are countless hidden gems around Missoula that are worth taking advantage of. It doesn’t look like there will be any rain in the next few days, though it is supposed to cool down mid week.
According to old weather lores, pink clouds in the west mean that rain is coming. We’ve been having some prettttty killer sunrises lately. Go see for yourself!
The Bitterroot: PMDs, hoppers, caddis, PEDS, yellow sallies
The Blackfoot: Spruce moths, MAngler moths, hoppers (small, 10/12), tan and purple hoppers, pink and yellow terrestrials, stimulators, attractor patterns, elk hair caddis
Clark Fork: PMDs, spruce moths, hoppers, elk hair caddis, mayflies, yellow sallies
Rock Creek: Spruce moths, MAngler moths, hoppers, elk hair caddis, purple haze, parachute adams