Long time MAngler client Phil Emma with a great fish from a day on the river with Russell.
Awesome Fish Phil!
They are here in numbers. Big numbers.
The fish know they are here too. Pods of rising fish in ever direction from Our beloved fishing town. You really cant go wrong. Play the clouds and stay of of the wind. Get it in their feeding lane, drag free, and get ready. They will eat it…
See you posted up on the risers.
The early morning fishing has been good. Crazy good. Throwing your boat in the water around 6:30 or 7 has been the ticket. Beat the heat and get the best fishing of the day. The fish have been eating the dry well. The hoppers are playing a major role and the trout know a protein opportunity when they see one.
This a great time of year for some pretty rowdy eats from big fish.
The Moths on the Blackfoot are bringing a lot of fish up to the surface and providing some fairly consistent dry fly activity. The hoppers on the grassy and rip rap banks are also bring up some larger fish as well. Rock creek is fishing as great as it normally does. The Bitterroot and The Clark are both a hopper and larger terrestrial/attractor game. The little bugs are starting to show up in a few spots. So get ready for 6x and tiny dries. It will be here before you know it.
Get out there early and avoid the hot weather. It’s better for you and the fish.