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

August 31, 2015

 Hopper City!!

Still alot of smaller fish looking up at your flies. (especially in the lower reaches) For the bigger boys try tucking those big attracators and hoppers tight behind boulders and tight against those shady banks.  PMD's and caddis are still active.

Hopper patterns (tans, peaches, yellows) as a solid single dry or hopper-dropper fly. Ants and beetle patterns have also been teasing up some fish.

 If by chance you get one of those cloudy rainy days (fingers crossed) fish are chasing streamers around. 

Chubby/Droppers are our go to rigs now with Golden, Royal, Tan and Purple Chubby's with dark mayfly nymphs. The good ol rubberlegs still is producing so have a handful of those. Dont forgot san juan worms (keep those smaller reds/pinks) a few PMD's are coming off late morning into the afternoons and a Cripple or Comparadun will get the job done.

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.
Hoot-Owl Restrictions have been lifted!
Hoot-Owl restrictions still effect on the Tributaries. No fishing 2:00-12:00am