Missoula Fly Fishing Report
Tuesday, April 24th 2018
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Well, new year, great snow packs so far and with a little luck we'll have a smoke free summer. Time of year where summer seems ages away. But we will be out in a month or so chasing the big green stones along with the fish. This year is going to include some new...read more
Things have started to cool off. Smokey haze has kept the water temps down and the fish pretty happy. It has still been the best fishing down on the Bitterroot early. Hoppers, Tricos, and the Big Mayfly showing up. Mixing the dropper up can pay off. Blackfoot still a...read more
Conditions could. And have been much worse. Water levels are low on the Bitterroot. But depending on where you go you still have some pretty good options. There's a world of difference between, say the West Fork at 3PM and the Clark fork at noon. about 12 degrees. So...read more
A nice break this week on the daytime highs. And a decent shower last night helps to cool things down of a bit. With a lot of talk about restrictions things appear to be holding in there. Flows are still pretty good, especially compared to last year. And depending on...read more
Things are about where they should be. Clark Fork is still a little off color. But is actually fishing pretty damn good sub-surface. Turds, Prince's is about all you really need. Blackfoot is starting to get a much needed break after being HAMMERED! If you do decided...read more
Blackfoot gets better everyday. Clarity is about 2-3 feet glacier green. Salmonflies still thick around Russell Gates and above. Big fish eating them but not always consistent. If their not taking on top go sub with a streamer or a nymph/worm. Seems to be a time frame...read more
Conditions are not what they are last weekend but much better than they were last Tuesday. Some record rain south and east... well pretty much everywhere, threw a monkey wrench in the local rivers. On the West fork, the New Perez was spitting mud and had the midway...read more
The cool weather has thing shaping up. And options are also good enough to stay on this side of the divide. Main rivers are high still high. But clarity is improving in many spots and a little gamble, as long as you stay safe, can pay off. Upper stretches of all the...read more
Rivers are still looking pretty good. High but clear, for the most part. Blackfoot has a little color. But fishing pretty good subsurface. Good chance at some quality fish but not really numbers, unless your on your game. Worms, Streamers, and rubber leg stuff. No...read more
Water flows on the Bitterroot are pretty high and a few feet of clarity. Fishing has been good. But mostly sub-surface. It's not really that there isn't any bugs though... Plenty of neumoras and fair amount of skwalas. Things should continue to improve as levels drop....read more
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Thanks for a great time on the river…Dillan and Aron were great…and the bbq lunch was fantastic! Debbie enjoyed the spa and really appreciated the discount … We are looking forward to getting back in October…see you then.