FISHING REPORT 4/17

Bitterroot

We couldn’t of asked for better conditions this week for fishing for the Bitterroot River. The water level has came back down to average flows and the bugs and fish are both cooperating. We have seen a lot more mayflies on these cloudy days such as March Browns and BWO’s but the fish seem to be eating the Skwala just fine. The second half of the day is best but even the late morning is starting to produce If you love streamer fishing then this is also a great time for streamers. Fish them slow and low.

Blackfoot

The Blackfoot River is starting to turn greenish after the bump in flows the last few weeks. While the fishing isn’t about numbers up there right now, it can produce some big fish this time of year. Streamers and deep nymph rigs are the way to go. Focus on the inside seems and slower water.

Clark Fork

The Clark Fork River is slowly clearing up and with a little help from the weather, this could be a solid option in the coming week.

Rock Creek

We are starting to see a lot more bugs on Rock Creek this last week and fish is improving everyday. Skwala’s, Little Black Stones and March Browns are the main focus right now. Fish streamers and nymphs early in the day and switch over to a big dry for the second half of the day regardless if you see fish rise or not. Some of the best fishing of the year can be had up here right now.

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Fishing Report 4/13

Bitterroot

After a big bump in flow, the Root is coming back down and producing some good dry fly fishing in the last few days. The best reports have been from mid river up towards the top, however we have heard of  a few good reports on the lower river too. Still not a bunch of Skwalas, but enough to catch the attention of the fish. Focus on the second half of the day if you are after the dry fly action. Nymphing is of course your most effective strategy at this point. Deep nymph rigs are the way to go typically led by a Stonefly nymph and dropping a smaller nymph such as Purple Prince, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail or one of our many varieties of jig nymphs. If you love streamer fishing then this is also a great time for streamers. Fish them slow and low.

Blackfoot

Not the best option until things warm up but if you like solitary and are ok with working each run hard then this might just be a fit for you. Inside seems with deep nymph rigs and dead drifting streamers is the way to go. The fish are there and willing to eat but they wont move far so spend lots of time on each run and cover every inch.

Clark Fork

The Clark has bumped up in flows and turning dark in color. With current conditions this is not your best option. Hopefully with a little help from the weather, this will level out and clear up a bit before we go into full runoff.

Rock Creek

We are starting to see some Skwalas hatching and the fish are slowly starting to look up for them. Rock Creek is a great option this time of year and can produce good fishing regardless of the fluctuating flows. If you are after Skwala dry fly fishing then focus on the second half of the day. Nymphing with Stonefly patterns and streamers is your best option especially the first half of the day but don’t hesitate to throw on a Skwala dry in the afternoon.

We have added hundreds of new patterns to our fly selection this year.

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Fishing Report 4/10

Bitterroot

The Root has jumped up in flow the last few days with all the precipitation we have seen. Even with the bump in flows, the fishing has stayed pretty good. The best reports have been from mid river up towards the top, however we have heard of  a few good reports on the lower river too. Still not a bunch of Skwalas out but there is enough to start sparking their interest. Focus on the second half of the day if you are after the dry fly action. Nymphing is of course your most effective strategy at this point. Deep nymph rigs are the way to go typically led by a Stonefly nymph and dropping a smaller nymph such as Purple Prince, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail or one of our many varieties of jig nymphs. If you love streamer fishing then this is also a great time for streamers. Fish them slow and low.

Blackfoot

Not the best option until things warm up but if you like solitary and are ok with working each run hard then this might just be a fit for you. Inside seems with deep nymph rigs and dead drifting streamers is the way to go. The fish are there and willing to eat but they wont move far so spend lots of time on each run and cover every inch.

Clark Fork

The Clark has bumped up in flows and turning dark in color. With current conditions this is not your best option. Hopefully with a little help from the weather, this will level out and clear up a bit before we go into full runoff.

Rock Creek

We are starting to see some big Skwalas hatching and the fish are slowly starting to look up for them. Rock Creek is a great option this time of year and can produce good fishing regardless of the fluctuating flows. Nymphing with Stonefly patterns and streamers is your best option especially the first half of the day but don’t hesitate to throw on a Skwala dry in the afternoon.

We have added hundreds of new patterns to our fly selection this year.

Stop in and check em out!

FISHING REPORT 4/10

Bitterroot

The Root has jumped up in flow the last few days with all the precipitation we have seen. Even with the bump in flows, the fishing has stayed pretty good. The best reports have been from mid river up towards the top, however we have heard of  a few good reports on the lower river too. Still not a bunch of Skwalas out but there is enough to start sparking their interest. Focus on the second half of the day if you are after the dry fly action. Nymphing is of course your most effective strategy at this point. Deep nymph rigs are the way to go typically led by a Stonefly nymph and dropping a smaller nymph such as Purple Prince, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail or one of our many varieties of jig nymphs. If you love streamer fishing then this is also a great time for streamers. Fish them slow and low.

Blackfoot

Not the best option until things warm up but if you like solitary and are ok with working each run hard then this might just be a fit for you. Inside seems with deep nymph rigs and dead drifting streamers is the way to go. The fish are there and willing to eat but they wont move far so spend lots of time on each run and cover every inch.

Clark Fork

The Clark has bumped up in flows and turning dark in color. With current conditions this is not your best option. Hopefully with a little help from the weather, this will level out and clear up a bit before we go into full runoff.

Rock Creek

We are starting to see some big Skwalas hatching and the fish are slowly starting to look up for them. Rock Creek is a great option this time of year and can produce good fishing regardless of the fluctuating flows. Nymphing with Stonefly patterns and streamers is your best option especially the first half of the day but don’t hesitate to throw on a Skwala dry in the afternoon.

We have added hundreds of new patterns to our fly selection this year.

Stop in and check em out!

FISHING REPORT 4/3

Bitterroot

The Root is improving every day and should continue to do so for the next few weeks as long as the weather is cooperative. The best reports have been from mid river up towards the top, however we have heard of  a few good reports on the lower river too. Still not a bunch of Skwalas out but there is enough to start sparking their interest. Focus on the second half of the day if you are after the dry fly action. Nymphing is of course your most effective strategy at this point. Deep nymph rigs are the way to go typically led by a Stonefly nymph and dropping a smaller nymph such as Purple Prince, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail or one of our many varieties of jig nymphs. If you love streamer fishing then this is also a great time for streamers. Fish them slow and low.

Blackfoot

Not the best option until things warm up but if you like solitary and are ok with working each run hard then this might just be a fit for you. Inside seems with deep nymph rigs and dead drifting streamers is the way to go. The fish are there and willing to eat but they wont move far so spend lots of time on each run and cover every inch.

Clark Fork

The Clark has bumped up in flows and with current conditions this may not be the best option but is still fishable. We use the same tactics on this river early spring as we do the rest, deep nymph rigs and slow streamers on inside bends and walking speed water. While often looked past this time of year, it can produce just as good as any other fishery in the area.  We will keep you posted on Skwalas and clarity. With a little help from the weather the Clark should improve in the coming weeks.

Rock Creek

Still waiting to warm up and stablize to get the spring dry fly action popping. Rock Creek is still a great option this time of year and can produce good fishing regardless of the fluctuating flows. We will keep you posted on the Skwala status but for now focus on nymphing slow inside seams and walking speed water.

We have added hundreds of new patterns to our fly selection this year.

Stop in and check em out!

Fishing Report 3/28

Bitterroot

The Root has bumped up in flows over the last week and the temps are still pretty cold. The flows look like they are starting to level and as long as we don’t see to much rain, then it should offer fishable conditions. We have been seeing Skwalas here and there and lots of Capnias and Neumoras. There has ben a few fish coming up to eat the dry but the nymph game is still your best strategy until things warm up a bit. Focus on inside seams with walking speed water. Deep nymph rigs are the way to go typically led by a Stonefly nymph and dropping a smaller nymph such as Purple Prince, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail or one of our many varieties of jig nymphs. If you love streamer fishing then this is also a great time for streamers. Fish them slow and low.

Blackfoot

Not the best option until things warm up but if you like solitary and are ok with working each run hard then this might just be a fit for you. Inside seems with deep nymph rigs and dead drifting streamers is the way to go. The fish are there and willing to eat but they wont move far so spend lots of time on each run and cover every inch.

Clark Fork

The Clark has bumped up in flows and with current conditions this may not be the best option but is still fishable. We use the same tactics on this river early spring as we do the rest, deep nymph rigs and slow streamers on inside bends and walking speed water. While often looked past this time of year, it can produce just as good as any other fishery in the area.  We will keep you posted on Skwalas and clarity. With a little help from the weather the Clark should improve in the coming weeks.

Rock Creek

Still waiting to warm up and stablize to get the spring dry fly action popping. Rock Creek is still a great option this time of year and can produce good fishing regardless of the fluctuating flows. We will keep you posted on the Skwala status but for now focus on nymphing slow inside seams and walking speed water.

We have added hundreds of new patterns to our fly selection this year.

Stop in and check em out!