Rock Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Rock Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Those of you wading remember there is a bit more water in the river and it will be stronger (still as slick as ever!) With the water up double nymph rigs reign supreme. Don't go too deep - 4' to 5' - to your first nymph under the indicator is plenty. The fish are starting to disperse with the water up and have begun to move back into the system after spawning. Conditions on the Creek change daily with the weather so put our phone number in your speed dial for a quick call and up to the minute report...Blackfoot River Outfitters 406-542-7411.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rock Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Blackfoot River Outfitters

Water flow: 1380cfs at confluence of Clark Fork, bumped big last week... on the drop.

Visibility: 39 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 1 - 5ish best for dry action.....fish all day with droppers and nymph rigs.

Best stretch: The whole system should be fishing well! Upper Rock Creek is a good option right now (tribs are now open), boats have begun floating it but pay attention as there are several log jams requiring portage (not recommended for inexperienced rowers). The creek is pushy right now... please be careful if you are wading or floating!!

Best access point: Multiple points along the river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Golden stones, march browns, BWO's, a few little brown stones, grey drakes and caddis.

Fish species: Rainbows, cutthroats, browns, bulls, brooks, whities

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

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Rock Creek Description

On Montana's blue ribbon gem, Rock Creek, the fishing is as exhilarating as the scenery. This pristine, free flowing stream boasts one of the highest fishing counts in the state. Rock Creek is a perfect classroom complete with consistent depth and speed riffles for nipping, long and smooth tailout dry fly slicks and boulder-choked fast water corners providing a haven for streamer chasing trout. Wade fishing ...

Techniques & Tips

Work your dry droppers earlier in the day (trust the worm) but expect to fish single dries in the afternoon hours or double dry with a spent BWO/cripple. Given the flows many fish have moved against the banks and into the pockets so make sure your flies are where the fish are.

7-Day Forecast

Been very windy from the East but should die down mid week. Thunderstorms coming later in the week, highs in the 60's up the Creek. For up to the minute reports, please call our Missoula fly shop at 406.542.7411. We will be able to give you the latest. Our shop in Pburg is open on the weekends Thursday-Sunday; the number there is 406-859-9500.

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