Missoula Fly Fishing Report 9/25
The Bitterroot has been fishing great lately with the cloud cover. The dry fly fishing has been spectacular with a smorgasbord board of Mayflies to eat. Get out in the next few days as the forecast calls for a quick cold front to move in. As the weather cools over the weekend, focus on subsurface fishing with nymphs and streamers. The extended forecast is calling for a warm up after this weekend which should turn the afternoon dry fly delight back on. For dries the BWO and Mahogany have been the go to bugs for us.
The Blackfoot will be majorly effected if you are a dry fly fisherman by the upcoming cold front that appears to be moving in over the weekend. For the streamer fisherman, the forecast is a happy site. The cooling temps should start off a nice water temp for the start of October which is one of our favorite times to strip streamers on the Blackfoot. The nymphing should stay consistent throughout the next month. Streamers we have been throwing lately are the Dirty Hippie, Articulated Kreelex, Baby Gonga, Sparkle Minnow and Carlsons Gulpin Sculpin.
Clark Fork River
The Clark Fork like the rest of the rivers dry fly fishing will be affected this weekend as a cold front rolls through but should kick back into gear once the cold front rolls out and the dry fly fishing should continue to be a good option. Focus on subsurface fishing during the cold front like streamers or nymphing. October is a great month to fish the Clark Fork so be ready for continued dry fly fishing after the cold front moves out. BWO’s and Mahoganies have been the go to for dry fly fishing with a few October Caddis kicking around.
Rock Creek has been fishing great as of late and should continue to produce through the Fall. One of the best options for fall fishing as streamer fishing continues to get better and still some solid dry fly afternoons. Of course if you want numbers then nymphing will be the tactic to stick with. Hatches right now include Mahoganies, BWO and October Caddis.
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