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. Click on a river below and it will take you to that rivers current report.  As always, call the shop for current information. 406-721-8996.

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Blackfoot River at Bonner

Daily River Report

June 25, 2015

With this major heat wave get out on the water early or late. The 2pm-5pm window has been slower. The fish will move into deeper holes and buckets so they don't get sunburnt. Believe it or not there are still some Salmonflies up in the Canyon, but they will be gone soon, so if you're following the hatch get up here now.  Other than that we are seeing Golden's, PMD's, Sallies and Caddis river wide right now.  Chubby/Droppers are our go to rigs now with Golden, Tan and Purple Chubby's with dark mayfly nymphs or Yellow Sally Nymphs.  PMD's are coming off late morning into the afternoons and a Cripple or Comparadun will get the job done.  Caddis are coming off just before dark.  So if you stay our late and fish afterwork, wait till the last few minutes of light and fish will begin to rise.  X-Caddis, Goddard's and Elk Hair's are all you need. Maybe you could get crazy and start throwing around some hoppers, ants or bettles. Remember the heat puts stress on the fish so please get them back in the water asap. (after a sick grip-n-grin)

We have everything you need to fish the Blackfoot River! Flies, Rods/Reels and other gear.