Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Blackfoot River, MT
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Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
1. Find the buckets of emerald green, soft water and work shallow to deep with dries, dry-droppers, nymphs, and streamers. 2. You might see big bugs around, but don't forget to try smaller yellow sallies, caddis, and pmd's. 3. As the water drops and clears consider 4x tippet if you're getting refusals.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 1680 cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: The whole river is fishable

Best access point: Multilple access points all along river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Salmon flies, yellow sallies, golden stones, caddis, and pmds.

Fish species: Trout: rainbows, West Slope cutthroats, browns, bulls and white fish.

Fishing season: All Year; Tributaries closed December 1-third week of May.

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Person Fishing in a stream

Blackfoot River Description

Bottomless emerald pools, boulder strewn pocket water and diamond chop riffles all shaded by moss covered cliffs and towering ponderosa pines combine to make this the epitome of Montana fly-fishing. Thanks to a diligent concerted effort between neighboring landowners, government agencies, conservation organizations and concerned anglers, restored spawning tributaries are continually enhancing trout populations ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry-dropper rigs to start. Single or double dry rigs can pay dividends.

7-Day Forecast

The Big Blackfoot River is turning green and fish are starting to eat. Salmonflies, yellow sallies, golden stones, caddis and pmd's are out.


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