It’s not all bad. We do have restrictions and the water is warm. But this is a great time of year to get out and do some exploring on some of our local creeks and alpine lakes.
The tributaries are staying cold and there are more than a life time’s worth within an hour of Missoula. Most of the time you won’t even run into another angler on the little streams.
Besides being a great change of pace and full of cold water there are fish that will surprise anyone not only with their fight but their size as well. These fish will be fired up compared to their main-stem relatives. AAron and Ron know plenty of creeks and would love to give you a point in the right direction. But some of them you are going to have to find on your own.
Think attractor patterns, but scale them down for the smaller streams and creeks. Trudes, Stimi’s, PMX’s and smaller terrestrials.
Go Get ‘Em
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