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 24, 2014

A great option and fishing really good!  Not much has changed this week, besides the wind.  If you can get out of the wind, which should die down by this weekend it's the place to be.  Nocturnal Stones are out and a Luna Negra, Black Chubby or Bugmeister with a dark stone dropper blind fished to the banks and seams has been our go to set up when you aren't seeing sippers.  If you get into sippers they are eating PMD's of some sort, most likely spinners.  A sz 14-16 Purple Haze, Purple Para Wulff with a PMD Spinner trailed off the back will get those sippers to eat.  Caddis in the evening, but most fish aren't keying in on them.  It's worth a try though as there are some splashy rises happening just before dark.

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!