There’s no way to sugar coat it. The rivers around Missoula are blown and look like Russell’s morning espresso. That being said… You can still catch fish.
This is the time of year that forces us to get out of our comfort zone and fish some water that we only fish this time of year. Lakes, Tailwaters, Ponds, and weird sneaky stuff is what you should focus you energy on right now.
The Missouri River The Mo has been fishing like a dream lately. We have been running trips over there with great success. The bugs are showing up and the fish are eating them. The nymphing has been off the charts and the dry fly fishing in the canyon and lower river has been great.
If you are interested in a Missouri River trip give us a call. We have a high water Missouri Package that will get you on the water when everything else is not an option.
Lakes- The lake fishing this time of year can be, and often is fantastic. Stripping leeches and other bugger type stuff can put a lot of fish in the net. Stop by the shop and we will point you in the right direction if you want to give lake fishing a shot.
Warm Water Fish – Pike, Bass, Perch, Carp, Ect… These fish never get the attention they deserve. The aggressive eats and delicious fish tacos you get from pike fishing should have every one of you rigging up your 8 wt. We have a few pike hunters here in the shop that can get you rigged for these monsters. Don’t expect Aaron to point his finger on a map but he will give you the tools to go find them on your own (He won’t even tell me where he catches his biggest pike).
As always, stop by the shop for the honest fishing report and everything you need and nothing you don’t.
…Because you fish