Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get out early. With the hot days, the day water temps will continue to rise. And please be mindful, once temps start reaching the high 60's... fish are going to need more TLC when releasing. Let's be good to them!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Good

Water flow: 1,220 cfs at Bonner

Visibility: 55 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early morning - beat the heat!

Best stretch: The whole river system is fishable now.

Best access point: multilple access points all along river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Hoppers, Spruce Moths, Goldens, Drakes, Yellow Sallies, Caddis, PMDs.

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

The foot is in full summer shape. Dry droppers are a good option all day and throwing a single dry in the morning (spruce moth) has been working well! We have had good success on chubbys or big foam hoppers with either a prince or rubber leg dropper. When nymphing, no need to go super deep. We are still finding fish on short-ish rigs, 4'-5' to your first bug.

7-Day Forecast

Hot! The temps will average 90 degrees well into next week. Again, with the nights only getting down into the 50's... start early, end early! Stop in, say hi to Terri, John, Matthew, KynsLee, Fred or Kade and we will give you the rundown at Blackfoot River Outfitters 3055 North Reserve Street -- 406.542.7411. We are open from 8:30am - 6pm Monday-Friday and 8:30am-5pm Saturdays and 8-noon Sundays. Happy Fishing!

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