Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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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. 2. Don't be scared to throw a streamer! The sparkle minnow is always a solid choice. 3. Consider 5x tippet if you're getting refusals.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 655 cfs at Bonner

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day but give the mornings a bit to warm up

Best stretch: Not as much open water as some of the other rivers around Missoula but there is definitely some open water to fish.

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)

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

Winter has arrived on the Blackfoot. Swinging a streamer or throwing one off the bank until wether gets really cold. Nymphing has been a very productive way to fish. Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area- WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR BRAND NEW LOCATION AT 275 N. RUSSELL STREET IN MISSOULA- for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.

7-Day Forecast

We will be seeing a rain/snow mix this weekend and into early next week. Temps will be in the high 30's this weekend and into the low 20's for the next week. It's been surprisingly warm for this time of the year so there is a good chance of having a pretty productive day of fishing.


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