Missoula Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report

June 7th

Rock Creek Salmonfly

“Salmonfly Love on Rock Creek”

Hot Hot weather in the forecast for Western Montana. It will pair perfectly with the fantastic fishing we are having around the Missoula area.

Clark Fork and Blackfoot: These two rivers are still dirty. The upper Clark is brown and the Blackfoot is considerably off color. As run off subsides, they will come into shape quickly. Just need the visibility and they will fish great.

Bitterroot: The East and West forks are fishing well. The west fork is full of Salmonflies. Not much more to say about it than that. The Upper root is also fishing very well. The water is still big in there so if you plan on wading or putting a boat on it make sure you are careful and use your head. This is the time of year when you dont have much time to move you boat. So keep you head on a swivel and your net ready!

Rock Creek: Anyone who says that the Salmonfly hatch is over on Rock Creek, hasn’t been on Rock Creek. Or maybe doesn’t know what a Salmonfly actually looks like? The massive upstream flights 100 yards above the river of Salmonflies have just begun. Yesterday the pure number of bugs on the middle river was impressive. The ovipositing females were putting on a show and the trout were taking notice. Take it for what it’s worth, but I think we had over 200 fish eat our flies yesterday. Bugs, trout, green hillsides, and beautiful weather. The Rock Creek Salmonfly hatch is one fire. If you have heard other wise… Check your sources.

The Last of run off should be coming down the hills right now. The rivers will shape up perfectly here very soon and the fishing will be fantastic.

-The MAngler


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