The first rule of piscatorial predation. Big Fish eat Little Fish. The first rule of Missoula’s Piscatorial Predators. Big Streamers catch big fish! There’s never a wrong time to throw a streamer. Unlike grasshoppers or Salmon flies, which appear at specific times, small fish are available...
Pteranarcys californica. Salmon Fly. Willow Bug. Birds. Whatever you call it, when Salmon Flies emerge around Missoula, MT, these stoneflies can’t be missed when they’re on the water. A full 55mm long (that’s 2.1 inches!), they’re a three-course meal for every trout in the river....0
Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has bumped back up in flows after a few heavy rain showers. Fishing on a bump like this is usually not the best option but keep a close eye on it if the flows level out for a few days as it started...1
Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has dropped and cleared up to give us yet another viable option in may. The flows are still up so focusing on softer water and side channels. We have been seeing a few stoneflies and a few fish eating them but...2
WHAT’S THE FLOW? You hear it constantly this time of year. “What’s the flow at Bell Crossing on the Bitterroot River?” “Oh crap, it came up 300cfs!” “Hey, it only came up 300 cfs.” What does it all mean? Where are these people getting this information? It...0
Bitterroot River Big and muddy. Focus on where tributaries come in and create a clear seem downstream. Blackfoot River Big and muddy. Focus on where tributaries come in and create a clear seem downstream. Clark Fork River Big and muddy. Focus on where tributaries come in and create a clear...0