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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Clark Fork River Below Missoula

Daily River Report

July 29, 2015

This recent cold spell has increased the acticity on the lower clark. Looks like it's gonna start getting out again so If the forcast is looking cloudy any lower water could be an awesome option. Hopper fishing has increased a killer set up is a size 10 tan, yellow, pink hopper with a little black ant off the back (16-18). Hoppers should be your go-to dry, look for fish sitting on the choppy inside corners or side-channel confluences. 

A Hopper, luna negra, royal chuddy with  a PT, Hare's Ear, Copper John, Reckoner or Tungsten Sally dropper has been doing well. Keep those stoneflies nymphs a little smaller and buggier. Shorter leashes on the droppers when working for active fish. Play your fish accordingly, keep them wet with all this heat. If your taking a pic make it quick.

We might even start seeing some Spruce Moth action in spots as it looks like its gonna be heating up again for us. So do not be caught without any!

"August Style" using your favorite attractors with droppers. Then switch to hoppers, beetles and ants in the afternoon before 2:00pm. Dont be afraid to make hose hoppers and chubbies dance around on the water a little bit. (skate'em) We might start seeing some spruce moths soon so be prepared.

Remember we have 1/2 off Fridays!!!  Your first 12 nymphs and dries are half-off!

Hatch Reels are what you need for the Big Clark Fork Rainbows.  These fish are hot and you need a premium drag!

Hoot-Owl Restrictions...no fishing 2:00pm-12:00pm