Missoula Fly Fishing Report
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The fishing around Missoula has been good to great. The main issue currently is the heat. It is expected to be very hot this weekend. Get out early. The fishing hasn’t been the best during the heat of the day.
The Blackfoot– Good to fair dry fly fishing on the right days. The deep dropper or nymph rig has been producing the most fish. The fastest and deepest spots are holding all the fishing right now. Throw it up in the top of the riffle for the big rainbows. Get it down fast and set on anything. There are still Salmon flies hanging around from The Mid to the Upper river. Somedays the trout are eating them.
The Bitterroot- The upper river has been fantastic. Lots of great dry fly fishing. They are still eating golden stones. The bigger fish are sitting in the fast skinny water. Keep your eye on your bug! The middle and lower river are fishing well. Better in the clouds. Dry fly fishing is there. You just have to put it in the right spot.
The Clark Fork- Upper Clark is mossy. Fishable if you can handle the salad. Goldens and mayflies. The lower river has less moss, but the fish have been stubborn. Take a gamble, it might pay off.
Rock Creek- Rock Creek is at the perfect wade fishing level. The fish have been eating goldens, Salmonflies, Green Drakes, PMD’s, Caddis, and whatever else you have in your fly box. Fun fishing up there right now. Go take advantage of some cold water.
Over all, It’s good. Get out early. Fish heavy tippet, and fight your fish fast.