Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
If you do the swing thing - low and slow is the ticket. Slow stripping up the back water can be super effective as well.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 620 cfs at Bonner

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mid day when water warms up

Best stretch: The whole river system is fishable now but those sections in canyons will likely have more ice.

Best access point: multilple access points all along river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

midges, maybe a BWO

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

Nymphing with a double rig is your best bet in the winter for numbers but swinging streamers with a two hander can be pretty fun.

7-Day Forecast

Temps are cool but fishable, Lots of clouds in the forecast is good news for our fishing. Get out there and get some while the afternoon temps are still up.

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