Missoula Fishing Reports

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Our Missoula, Montana fishing reports for the Clarkfork River, Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River, Missouri River and Rock Creek are brought to you straight from our office, the rivers and streams of Western Montana, to give you the latest information regarding hatches, patterns, and tactics. As always, call the shop for current information. 406-721-8996.

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Bitterroot River at Darby

Daily River Report

November 04, 2014

It's BWO time up here.  Sz 18-20 CDC Duns, Flash Cripples, Comparaduns and P-Hazes will get the job done.  They aren't hatching until later in the afternoon, but pods of fish are keying in on them and you can still have a good afternoon of dry fly fishing.  Blind fishing an Ant has been another way to get them on top.  Streamer fishing is there depending on the day.  Cloudy days are the best.  The key is to find the right color and retrieve and be willing to change all the time.  Color matters more than fly when it comes to streamer fishing.  Nymphing will be a great option from here on out and if you're looking for numbers of fish, this is the way to do it.  San Jauns, Princes, Lightning Bugs, PT's and Rubberlegs.
It's fishing season!  We are fully stocked in the shop for all your fishing needs!