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FISHING REPORT 8/17

Bitterroot – The Bitterroot is a great option this time of year. The upper river runs cooler in water temperature this time of year making it a great mid summer fishery. The dry fly fishing has been most productive in the morning with an assortment of bugs like PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Hoppers. The Tricos are starting to show up on the mid to lower end and there are plenty of pods of fish sipping spinners mid morning.
 

Blackfoot – The dry fly fishing on the Blackfoot has been great.  Early morning has been most productive. The Hopper dropper rig has been our go to as we are in the transition period between hatches right now as we are waiting for more of the fall bugs to show up. We have some very new and exciting dropper flies that have been very productive for our guides so come on in and ask about them.

Clark Fork – After a long spring and tons of water, the Clark Fork is now back to its normal summer fishing with PMD’s and Tricos in the morning and the Hopper Dropper rig is our go to mid day. The evening Caddis hatches have been productive as well. Look for the fall bugs to start popping in a few weeks.

 

Rock Creek –Rock Creek is a great wade option now as the water levels are back to a safe level. The fishing has been productive throughout the day but the morning will be your most productive time. Other bugs on the menu include PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and other terrestrials like Hoppers and Ants.