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FISHING REPORT 4/5

Bitterroot
 After a long winter we are finally seeing fish come to the surface consistently through out  the afternoon. You may not see a lot of Skwalas during the colder cloudy days but believe us, the fish are eating dries especially during the afternoon. Fish slower then usual water such as slow inside seems and slower riffles(walking speed water). Nemouras, March Browns, BWO’s, Midges and Skwalas are all on the menu. The water has been fluctuating with the spring moisture but fishing has remained consistent on the Root and is your best option in the area right now. Look for more and more Skwalas as the temps warm up. Nymphing Stonefly nymphs in that size 10-12 range should keep you busy all day.

Blackfoot
The Blackfoot is cold and off color at this point. Wait for it to at least clear up before spending much time up there right now.

 

Clark Fork

The Clark is a bit off color but is slowly starting to clear up. The lower end has been fishing pretty well as of late and we had some great BWO fishing down there in the last couple days. We’ll see what happens in the next few days with plenty of moisture in the forecast. We have been prospecting with Skwala dries with a dropper and in the cloudy afternoon we have been throwing BWO’s at rising fish. The streamer fishing has been pulling out some great looking browns lately and nymphing of course is your best producer this time of year all day long.

 

Rock Creek

The nymphing and streamer fishing on Rock Creek has been really good so far this year. The dry fly fishing hasn’t been off the hook by any means but the afternoon is producing some dry fly action. Nymphing slower then usual water and dredging streamers slowly will get the fishes attention.

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