Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Even though the main stem of the Blackfoot is on a hard drop, the clarity isn't great. There is a feeder creek up high that is still pumping in mud but it should start to drop this week which should help clear things up. Remember all creeks are open and there are some great stillwater options to fish up the Blackfoot drainage. Stop into the shop, we can get you the right bugs and where to go fish, we have a great stillwater selection!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Water flow: 6500 cfs at Bonner

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: For creeks and stillwaters, all day!

Best stretch: The whole river system is fishable and all creeks are open.

Best access point: multilple access points all along river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Salmon flies, drakes, BWOs, Mother's Day Caddis, Midges, and still some Skwalas around.

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

Fishing season: All Year

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

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

For the smaller waters and weather dependent, stone dries with stone or mayfly droppers are a good bet. When fishing smaller waters, no need to dredge the bottom. Try shortening up those nymph rigs.

7-Day Forecast

Things will continue to drop and we will keep you posted on clarity as it improves. The feeder creeks are fishing well and are a great option! Even while fishing smaller water, be careful out there. **UPDATE - Grizzly bear spotted on the Blackfoot near Angevine Fishing Access on the lower river. Also, Grizzly activity reported up the North Fork of the Blackfoot. Please be mindful and cautious out there.

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