Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
San Juans, Pheasant Tail, Jig Head Prince and Girdle Bugs should get you on fish. It's pretty icy, though.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 627

Visibility: 54 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning until things heat up

Best stretch: The whole river is fishable if it's not iced up.

Best access point: multilple access points all along river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


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)

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

Nymph rigs and streamers.

7-Day Forecast

The Blackfoot is pretty icy. Look out for ice jams breaking up as the weather warms. Otherwise, the Blackfoot is in good shape for the winter.

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