Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 6/21

Fly Fishing Report Brought To You By Our Missoula Fly Fishing Guides And Fly Shop Staff.

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fishing has been good depending on what section you’re on. The upper sections have been more productive with fewer Salmonflies on the forks, more Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and green drakes. We are starting to see some more bugs on the middle and lower river but still waiting for more to show up. It should happen soon with the warmer weather coming.


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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot river fishing has been awesome lately with plenty of bugs. Salmonflies are still present on the upper and middle river and Golden Stones throughout the system. Flows are stable and water temps are good. The clouds brought some decent Green Drake numbers, but the sun will bring out more Salmonflies, Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies.
The streamer fishing has also been great with active fish chasing from top to bottom. Single dries have been productive, but the dropper game during lulls will keep you busy during these slow periods.

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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork river fishing has been good lately. The dry fly fishing has really picked up over the last few weeks with Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and Green Drakes. Over the last week, the Green Drake dry fly fishing was great on the on the Clark Fork, but the sun should bring out more Stoneflies like Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies. we’re starting to find some good pods up on PMD’s as well. The streamer fishing has been good, like the rest of our rivers in Missoula.
The Clark Fork river is fishing good top to bottom and should continue to get better over the following weeks.

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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fishing has been good. We’re not seeing as many Salmonflies as we have in past weeks, but still plenty of Golden Stones out. The cool cloudy weather over the last week brought out plenty of Green Drakes and willing fish. Yellow Sallies and PMD’s are also solid choices for dry flies.
The flows on Rock Creek have dropped down into a good level for wade fishing and getting a little boney for boats, but still enough water. We expect flows to keep dropping into a more wade fishing favorable level.

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June/July Hatches

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