Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fly Fishing Report 2/22

Fly Fishing report brought to you by our Missoula fly shop staff and guides. Enjoy and Good Luck! Blackfoot RiverThe Blackfoot River is starting to wake up from Winter but there are better options for fly fishing around Missoula this time of year. If you have your mind set on the Blackfoot then stick to…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 9/25

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has been fishing great lately with the cloud cover. The dry fly fishing has been spectacular with a smorgasbord board of Mayflies to eat. Get out in the next few days as the forecast calls for a quick cold front to move in. As the weather cools over the weekend, focus on subsurface…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 9/11

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has dealt with heavy rain as of late which bumped the flows up. Fishing was a bit slow as the water came up but continued to fish well once flows leveled out. This September should be a great month to fish with cool cloudy weather in the forecast. We have been seeing Hecubas,…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 8/30

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot  is a great option this time of year as the night time temperatures cool down the water. It appears that we have one more week of warm weather and hopefully it will cool down to average September temps after this week. The dry fly fishing has been pretty consistent as of late…

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MISSOULA FLY FISHING REPORT 8/20

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot is a great option right now and the dry fly fishing has been good. The water temperature is still fairly warm so focus on the first half of the day. We have been seeing plenty of PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, Tricos and the hopper fishing is in full swing too. If you…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 8/5

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot is a great option right now and the dry fly fishing has been good. We have been seeing plenty of PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, Tricos and the hopper fishing is in full swing too. If you come across a mid day lull then the dry dropper rig will keep you busy. Our…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 7/29

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot is a great option right now and the dry fly fishing has been good. We have been seeing plenty of PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and the hopper fishing is in full swing too. If you come across a mid day lull then the dry dropper rig will keep you busy. Our go…

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MISSOULA FLY FISHING REPORT 7/15

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot is a great option right now and the dry fly fishing has been good. We have been seeing plenty of PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and the hopper fishing is starting to pick up as well. If you come across a mid day lull then the dry dropper rig will keep you busy….

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MISSOULA FLY FISHING REPORT 7/7

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot is a great option right now and the dry fly fishing has been good. We have been seeing plenty of PMD’s and Green Drakes in the clouds and Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies in the sun. If you come across a mid day lull then the dry dropper rig will keep you…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 6/22

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has improved a lot over the last week and is fishing well. Few Salmon flies up top but Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies in the sun and PMD’s and especially Green Drakes in the clouds. Most of our reports have been on the upper stretches although the mid section is fishing decent as well….

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 6/14

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has been rising a bit the last few weeks with the warmer temps. The Bitterroot should fish better and better every day as the water continues to warm up and flows steady out. There are Salmon Flies moving on the upper along with some Green Drakes and Sallies but the nymph and streamer…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 6/10

It’s June, which means it’s time for Salmon Flies! Check out our newest blog that talks about tips and techniques when fishing the Salmon fly Hatch in Western Montana. https://www.missoulianangler.com/2019/05/salmon-flies-the-big-start-to-missoulas-summer/ Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has been dropping like a rock for the last week or so and is definitely an option right now. The Bitterroot should fish…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 6/4

It’s June, which means it’s time for Salmon Flies! Check out our newest blog that talks about tips and techniques when fishing the Salmon fly Hatch in Western Montana. https://www.missoulianangler.com/2019/05/salmon-flies-the-big-start-to-missoulas-summer/ Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has bumped back up in flows after a few heavy rain showers followed by a series of warm days. Fishable? yes but there…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 5/27

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has bumped back up in flows after a few heavy rain showers. Fishing on a bump like this is usually not the best option but keep a close eye on it if the flows level out for a few days as it started to fish well last week before the bump. Blackfoot River…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 5/25

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has dropped and cleared up to give us yet another viable option in may. The flows are still up so focusing on softer water and side channels. We have been seeing a few stoneflies and a few fish eating them but the nymph and streamer game is your best tactic right…

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report 5/15

Bitterroot River Big and muddy. Focus on where tributaries come in and create a clear seem downstream.   Blackfoot River Big and muddy. Focus on where tributaries come in and create a clear seem downstream.   Clark Fork River Big and muddy. Focus on where tributaries come in and create a clear seem downstream.  …

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Fishing Report 5/3

Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has dropped and clarity is looking good. Fishing is improving every day and looks like it will continue to fish with the current forecast. For dries the March Brown in the clouds has been our go to and a single Skwala in the sun. With the water temperature rising to mid…

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FISHING REPORT 5/1

Bitterroot River It appears that the Bitterroot will give us another window of opportunity before big water hits. After a few cold nights, the river has dropped and clarity is looking good. The forecast calls for dry and cooler temps so that should hold off runoff for a bit. For dries the March Brown in…

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FISHING REPORT 4/22

Bitterroot River Plenty of rain in the last few days put a pretty steep curve in the Bitterroot graph but has leveled off and at this point in time it appears that we may get another window of solid fishing. If we can get a break from the rain then things should be back to…

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FISHING REPORT 4/17

Bitterroot We couldn’t of asked for better conditions this week for fishing for the Bitterroot River. The water level has came back down to average flows and the bugs and fish are both cooperating. We have seen a lot more mayflies on these cloudy days such as March Browns and BWO’s but the fish seem…

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