Missoula Fly Fishing Report

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been slow lately due to the warming weather and rising water. The Flows have leveled off today but with a few 80 degree days in the next few days, it will continue to increase and make conditions even harder. The higher stretches of the bitterroot will be your best bet for may. Just keep your expectations low!
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Blackfoot River

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River has been slow and should continue its upward trend in flows. Nymphing and streamer fishing in soft inside seems will pull a few fish out here and there but don’t expect much for the month of May.
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Clark Fork River

Clark Fork fly fishing is slow going this time of year. The Clark is always the last to come back in to shape and wont be a viable option for most of May.
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Rock Creek

Fly fishing on Rock Creek has been been slow but one of your better options during runoff and the month of May. Focus on soft edges with big stonefly nymph patterns and streamers.
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March Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been great over the last few days and should continue to fish well. We’ve seen plenty of Skwalas in the sun and March Browns in the clouds. The levels have been fairly level which is always good to see this time of year as they are often fluctuating during warm spells and rain. Fish have moved out of their winter holding water and in to late spring holding water with the warmer water temps. Skwalas, Nemouras, BWO’s and March Browns are all on the menu. At this point in time it appears that we will get at least another week or two before runoff hits.
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Blackfoot River

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River has been decent lately with steady flows and warmer temperature. Still more of a nymph and streamer game this time of year but keep an eye out on cloudy days for BWO’s and March Browns. Keep your focus on slower runs and inside seems for fish stacked up. Deep nymph rigs and streamers is our go to on the Blackfoot this time of year.
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Clark Fork River

Clark Fork fly fishing has been good the last few days now that water has cleared up a bit and flows remain fairly stable. We have had a few great days with Skwalas and March Browns on top. Nymphing will be the most productive and streamer fishing has been good too.
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Rock Creek

Fly fishing on Rock Creek has been good the last few days with good numbers of Skwalas and March Browns hatching. The afternoon window has been the most productive for dry fly fishing while nymphing and streamer fishing has been solid all day long. We have been hearing good reports from the lower stretches all the way to the top end. Flows have been steady and should continue on that trend as long as we don’t see to much rain or a rapid increase in temperature.
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March Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing is improving every day. We have seen a few Skwala adults hatching but nothing to write home about yet. Focus your time nymphing and streamer fishing. The forecast is looking promising with higher night time temperatures but spring forecasts in Montana is never a for sure thing. We expect the dry fly fishing to improve late this week into next week.
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Blackfoot River

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River has been pretty slow with the cold temperatures. If you want to have a section all to yourself then this is a good option. Don’t expect numbers but the nymphing and streamer fishing can bring some quality fish to hand this time of year. Focus on slow inside seems with deep nymph rigs and streamers
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Clark Fork River

Clark Fork fly fishing, is slowly starting to wake up. Not much for good dry fly fishing yet but the nymphing and streamer fishing can be decent. Focus your time on slow inside seems with nymph rigs and streamers. We will see what the weather brings before we get to excited about streamer fishing on the Clark Fork river.
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Rock Creek

Fly fishing on Rock Creek is a good option this time of year with nymphs and streamer fishing. Not much for dry fly action yet but this can be some of the best nymphing of the year on slow inside seams with stonefly nymph imitations. We should start seeing some Skwalas hatching in the next few weeks.
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March Hatches

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Bitterroot River

Bitterroot river fly fishing has made the transition into Fall fishing. The rains are here for the next week, and we’re seeing the change in the hatches. BWO’s are hatching consistently along the length. The Mahoganies are starting to establish, and are strong in some areas. Keep your eyes out for the Hecubas- they’re there, but you have to watch for them. Hoppers are going to be sporadic in the cool, cloudy weather but will make a return when the sun comes back. No need to be on the water very early, though the nymphing has been good on the middle and lower sections. SR Bullets Olive, Birds of Prey and the Umpqua PT Jig have been cleaning up subsurface, and the clouds are providing surface action from about 11:00 am on.
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Blackfoot River

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River is still good, but starting to show some signs that it’s slowing down for winter. BWO’s, Mahoganies and October Caddis are being seen and eaten, but it feels like each day it takes a bit longer for the action to start. That’s great news for the streamer anglers, as the big fish are starting to look for big calories before the river gets too cold. Take your Dungeons and Sparkle Minnows and head up there to work the deep pockets and seams. If you’re looking for big fish on the dead drift, tie on a crayfish under a big indicator, and watch the trout gobble it up. You can hit the Blackfoot about noon and know you’ve not missed much
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Clark Fork River

Clark Fork fly fishing, especially below town, is really coming into form. The BWO’s, Tricos, Hecubas, and Mahoganies are getting the fish to pod up and sip dries pretty much from town west. The cloudy weather is keeping the fish at the surface, and you’ll find enough rising fish from 11:00 AM on to keep you happy. If the dries are slow, subsurface with a Pats Rubberlegs or a PT Tungsten jig will take fish all day. Streamers have been working some, but they might not be your first option. If you go that way, Baby Gongas Tan and the Kreelix have been working.
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Rock Creek

Fly fishing on Rock Creek is in full Fall mode. Mahoganies, BWO’s, sporadic Hecubas and October Caddis are keeping the dry fly anglers very busy up here. Work the edges of the river, or find a slow seam and go to town. Don’t sleep on the streamer fishing, as the bigger fish are looking to fatten up before the temps fall too low. A Sculpin Sparkle minnow or a Kreelix will work well up here all day. If you decide to add some numbers to your day, work a PT Jig or an SR Bullet Olive. Use as long a dropper as you can handle, and keep them in the zone. The fish are hungry, plentiful and healthy!
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been good lately with some decent dry fly fishing. Flows are still above average which makes wading a bit tougher. Focus on the upper stretches if you are a wade fisherman. The upper, Middle and lower stretches have all been good for the float fisherman. Hoppers, Goldens, Yellow Sallies and PMD’s have been hatching fairly consistent. We’ve primarily been fishing Golden Stone dries and droppers like Tung Jig PMD, G-Kes, Golden Spot Jig, OG Hot Spot Jig and MAngler Jig Stones. Few fish eating PMD’s on top and some decent caddis hatches in the evenings.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing been a solid option lately. Hatches consist of Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s, Hoppers and Caddis in the evenings. The tube hatch is out in full force and should continue with the upcoming hot days in the forecast. Which means the lower section should be fished early morning and late evening. Our go to rigs are either a Hopper or Golden Stone dry with droppers like G-Kes, TH Duracell, Tung Jig PMD, CBD Nymph, Frenchie and Olive Hot Spot.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing continues to fish good on top on the lower to the upper stretches and should continue to fish great throughout the summer. Golden Stones, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Hoppers and caddis in the evening is the main game. We are starting to see some Tricos in the morning show up but nothing consistent yet. Hopper dropper and Golden Stone dry dropper has been our go to rig. Droppers have been most consistent like G-Kes, TH Pink Hot Spot, Spanish Bullet, Tung PMD Jig and Pat’s Jig.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been good lately with flows finally dropping into a more wade fish manageable level. The upper stretches are smaller and easier to wade with the amount of water pushing through. The main hatches right now are PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Hoppers. Streamer fishing has been consistent and nymphing is a numbers game. Rock Creek should fish great all summer with cool water and higher then average flows.
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing continues to produce as water levels are dropping in to a good range. Still a little high for the wade fisherman on the main river but the upper stretches are where you want to focus your time for wading. The lower, middle and upper have produced well for our boats this week. Hatches consist of Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and Hoppers.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing has been great lately with a mix of hatches like Hopper’s, Golden Stones, PMD’s and Yellow Sallies. Flows are still above average but dropping quickly. Fish are starting to move into their summer lies in the heavier runs and faster outsides.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing has picked up in the last week with some great dry fly fishing from top to bottom. PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Hoppers are all on the menu as of late. Flows are still well above average but clarity is good and fish are happy.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing is still well above average which is making wade fishing tougher then usual. Focus on the upper stretches for more manageable wade fishing as the water is smaller up top. For hatches, focus on PMD’s, Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies.
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July Hatches

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Fish Species