Missoula Fishing Report 7/6
Missoula Fishing Report
The Cooler Weather has help the rivers temps drop dramatically. The Blackfoot Dropped all the way down to 66 degrees last night. While we aren’t out of the woods yet this certainly help a great deal. Keep doing your rains dances and pray for cooler temps.
As for the fishing…. The Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Rock Creek are all the same in the fact that they are fishing better early than late. Hoot Owl restrictions are in effect around our area. You have to be off the water at 2 pm. While it seems like a drag, it is incredibly helpful for the fish we all love. So please respect the restrictions and our amazing resources. It will be worth it in the long run.
Back to the fishing… PMD’s, Sallies, Hoppers, and Caddis are on the main stage right now. The fish are sitting in the fast riffles and deep buckets. If you are the first boat they see that day they will eat the dry fly. Fish it.
This warm water is a great reason to explore smaller creeks and some of the awesome alpine lakes we have around here. There is more small water around Missoula than you can fish in a lifetime. Get out and explore and you might be surprised what you will find.
If you need a point in the right direction, Ron and AAron are walking encyclopedias about small streams around Missoula. You can buy most of their knowledge with a Budweiser.
Stop by and see whats new here at the shop.