Missoula Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 8/15

Missoula Fishing Report 

August 15th

It’s a lil smokey… And not the kind that you eat. There’s a good chance that this haze will make for some beloved overcast fishing this weekend. Hopefully the skies clear up sooner than later for the sake of sanity, but until then… Bring out the fly box and make yourself useful! Hoot Owl Restrictions are most definitely still being enforced on The Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and The Bitterroot River. As for the Blackfoot, the North Fork is also shut down at 2 pm. That includes all tributaries on the river as well. The Blackfoot is getting extremely low, and it recently dropped below 500. The fish are stacked up in any deeper runs that they can still find. The water temperatures in the three main rivers are ranging in the 60s. The terrestrial game is still hot… Don’t hesitate to throw ’em this weekend! If you are going out for a float, be cautious of the new obstructions from the storm.


Our buddy Will on the North Fork of the Blackfoot.

Blackfoot River: Small hoppers, ants, beetles. Still some sallies and goldens.

Bitterroot River: Tricos, hoppers, small dark streamers (fish them deep and slow). Still some smallies kickin’ around.

Clark Fork River: Tricos in the a.m., followed by hoppers, ants, or beetles. Try dropping small dark nymphs.

Rock Creek: Moths still out on sunny days. Caddis 14 & 16. Hoppers and other terrestrials will suit you well. Bright streamers, or sparkle streamers.

In The News: 

-30% ALL streamers (niiiice selection)

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-As it’s turning out to be a much better fall than expected, September guide trips are being booked like crazy. Call us or stop into the shop to book one!

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-The MAngler



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