Missoula Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 8/7

Missoula Fishing Report 

August 7th

According to the weekend forecast, we are sitting in the mid 80’s. It is supposed to be cloudy, so the fish could be going bonkers in the overcast weather. As always… The earlier the better. Be the first to wet a line and you will likely get into some nicer fish. Generally, the Clark Fork is your best option on a cloudy day. Don’t forget that all Blackfoot tributaries are now under Hoot Owl Restrictions, including the North Fork of the Blackfoot. Try to keep fishing the deeper runs– you’d be surprised by the fish that are hanging out in there. 

ron fishin

Big Ron wettin’ a line on his secret hole. 

Blackfoot River: The water is getting lower. The spruce moths are still working earlier in the morning, but are definitely slowing down. Hoppers have been the way to go right now. Elk hair caddis, PMDs, purple haze, parachute adams, small droppers, dark streamers.

Bitteroot River: It would be wise to stick to the upper stretches. The lower parts have been rather unpredictable, though an overcast day could be on fire over there. Tricos are hatching like crazy right now- Otherwise, there are a few PMDs left, some yellow sallies, and small beadheads underneath.

Clark Fork River: Tricos, hoppers, and terrestrial game. Any hopper in your box will get eaten right now.

Rock Creek: As it is one of the few options to fish free of regulations… Rock Creek is a go-to. There are a few spruce moths left- elk hair caddis, nocturnal goldens, hoppers, and sparkle minnows.

Stop into the shop for questions on what is working, what’s not… Or just to BS with us


-All Simms sportswear clothing is 20% off! (We have lots to choose from)

-30% off ALL streamers… (We have lots)

-20% off our Simms G4 Boa boots!

-Our Missoulian Angler shirts have all been restocked. All colors and sizes

-It’s not too late to book a trip! 

-The MAngler

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