Missoula Fly Fishing Report
Tuesday, December 11th 2018
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Those 60 degree sunny days have pretty much said goodbye. We've moved into that winter transition where its overcast/raining, with much shorter windows of opportunity. Doesn't mean its not happening, just no reason to be out there too early. Blackfoot has some cool...read more
Things are feeling a little more like Autumn. This next few day's will see cool weather. Highs in the 60's and some clouds will help the Mayfly's. Have your BWO box and Hecuba's. Hopper fishing is still really good on most stretches with a trico dropped off the back....read more
Probably the best conditions we've had in a long time for end of the first week in August. Flows are still pretty good and no restrictions! Pretty much hopper's and Moth's for the fish. Some day's/stretches the moth's are there and some their not?? hard to say why...read more
Never have seen it before. But it's happening now. Salmonflies are still around and the spruce moth's are gonzo. River levels have finally leveled off to where they should be just about everywhere. Blackfoot has been fishing best from around 9 to about 12. And it...read more
We're about where we should be considering the snowpack for the year. In essence there has been 2 runoff's. Things had shaped up and looked good about 2 weeks ago. Then the rain/monsoon came and postponed things. So depending on the stretch you pick things can be...read more
Thing's are looking pretty good on almost all the rivers. The Blackfoot has turned Glacier Green with about 2 feet of Vis. The goldens are thick and some salmon flies also if you check the willows. good time for a double nymph rig, always looking for that afternoon...read more
Warmer temps has brought on the muddy and high water. In a way getting rid of a little of it now may be good. Otherwise we could have high water mid-July. The Skwala hatchway one of the best in years with some great stuff on top. It just seemed to come a bit later...read more
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
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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.