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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Clark Fork River Below Missoula

Daily River Report

July 21, 2014

The Lower Clark is fishing really good!  Those of you that like catching big rainbows on dries, it's time to get down here!  PMD Spinner falls in the late morning or in the afternoon if it's cloudy.  A PMD Spinner, Organza Spinner, Comparadun or P-Haze will catch those sippers.  Look for foam lines, back eddies, riffles and slow banks for those heads.  Nocturnal Stones are working great as well.  A Luna Negra, Black Magic or Black Chubby will work with a Stonefly dropper like a 20 incher, Peacock Stone or Prince.  Caddis in the late evenings, just before dark.  The fish that are keying in on them will eat a low riding caddis like an X-Caddis or a Snowshoe Caddis.


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!