Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blackfoot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
We had some major rains this past week that caused some of the river and tribs to puke. Things are clearing back up but some sections this past week were chocolate milk! Things are on the mend! Reports have still been hit or miss, post rain. They are looking up for smaller stone dries, #6-#12, and they will definitely eat a stone or mayfly dropper. Fish have moved into summer water so look for faster water with good structure.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blackfoot River is currently Good

Water flow: 1150 cfs at Bonner

Visibility: 54 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: The whole river system is fishable.

Best access point: multilple access points all along river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Still some bigger stones, PMDs, drakes, BWOs, Caddis, Yellow Sallys. Spruce Moths should be any day now...

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

We've been running dry droppers, 3X to the smaller stone dry (#6-#12) and working with a 3-4' dropper of either a stone or mayfly. They've pushed into heavier water so high sticking those dries will keep you in the right line longer!

7-Day Forecast

Things will start to heat up, highs in the mid 90's by early next week. Sun is on the menu and rising water temps maybe, as well. Let's be good to the fish in the next coming week.


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