Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 7/1

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

Enjoy and Good Luck!

Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fishing is picking up on the middle and lower sections, and continues to fish great on the upper stretches. The hatches are strong with Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s, Green Drakes and the Terrestrial fishing is starting to come in to play.
We’ve been seeing some great dry fly fishing, especially in the cloudy weather this week, and this fishing should continue to be good for weeks to come.
The upper stretches are fishing a little better later in the morning, while the middle and lower sections seem to be fishing better during the first half of the day.

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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot river fishing continues to produce some great fishing. There’s still some Salmonflies kicking around on the upper but they are tapering off. We’re still seeing plenty of Golden Stones from top to bottom along with good hatches of Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and Green Drakes. The Grasshoppers are already getting pretty big and should start to produce in the coming weeks.
The streamer fishing has also been very productive over the last week, especially during overcast days.

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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork river fishing has been great on dry flies with some great PMD hatches, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Green Drakes. We’re getting good reports throughout the system from top to bottom. The fishing has been best the first half of the day in the sun and good fishing has been seen all day during overcast days.
It looks like we will be getting more clouds throughout the beginning of the week and the Clark Fork is one of the better options in the Missoula area during overcast days.
The streamer fishing and dropper game has also been great lately and should continue to produce.

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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fishing continues to produce some great days on the water. The Salmonflies have been done for a while, but still plenty of Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and a few good Green Drake days on cloudy days.
The flows are down to a good wade fishing level and no more boats allowed as of July 1st.
We’re still fishing mainly dry flies but the dropper and streamer fishing has also been good.
Take advantage of the good flows and cooler water temps this week.

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July Hatches

Click any photo below to find out more information on each individual hatch. Includes life cycle, best fly patterns, helpful tips and where to find these hatches in your Western Montana fly fishing adventure.