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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Rock Creek

Daily River Report

July 28, 2014

Early and late are your best bets for consistent fishing.  Morning being the optimal time.  We've heard of some Spruce Flies starting to fly around and that has us happy.  It is by far on of the best hatches as the fish go crazy over them.  Not any realy number yet, but with the dry heat we will start to see more hatching in the trees and then coming down by the river.  A gray Elk Hair Caddis, Snowshoe Caddis or Goddard work great for the Spruce Moth.  We have some custom tied Spruce Moth's in the shop.  Make sure to stop by and see them.  PMD's are still around in the morning and the spinner or cripple version has been working over the dun versions.  A Purple Haze size 14-16 is a great option as well in the mornings.  Hoppers and attractors are great prospectors during the non-hatch periods.  There is an afternoon lull and the fish will start back up just before dark with Caddis rounding off your day.

There are serious log jams below upper fire ring and Siria Campground in the section known as the "war zone"  Avoid this float as portaging isn't really an option.  Other than those issues, the rest of the creek looks clear of log jams and floating obstructions for now.

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