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 21, 2015

This recent cold spell has increased the acticity on the lower clark. If the forcast is looking cloudy any lower water could be an awesome option. Still look for your techy pods of 16-19 cookie cutter bows working on PMD's. Trailing a PMD's  flash cripple (16-18)  behing a parachute would be a guidey setup. 

 A Golden Chubby, 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.

 Once the PMD's come off switch to a Cripple or Comparadun.  Play your fish accordingly, keep them wet with all this heat. If your taking a pic make it quick.

"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