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|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)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
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 ...
the Creek with a guide affords any level of angler an opportunity to improve his/her skills And, it's simply the best chance anywhere in Montana to catch five different trout species in one outing.
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.
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.