Rock Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Rock Creek, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The creek is still high and on a steady drop. That said, it is still raging out there. If you are looking to get out this weekend, we'd recommend going up higher in the system, the lower is pretty big still. Floaters... we do not advise floating until flows come down below 2,000 CFS to fit under the bridges in the upper creek. Do not float Rock Creek unless you have experience or go with someone that has run it before. It's technical and things happen so fast. Lastly, this isn't to scare you. We just want to make sure we all stay safe to fish another day.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rock Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Blackfoot River Outfitters
Blue Damsel Lodge

Water flow: 2840 CFS at the mouth.

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Late morning through late afternoon

Best stretch: Upper section.

Best access point: Upper: Gilles Bridge Lower: Valley of the Moon

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, skwalas, march browns, BWO's, caddis, and salmon flies showing up any day now.

Fish species: Cutthroat, rainbow, cutt-bow, brown, bull, some brook trout, and whitefish.

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Rock Creek Description

On Montana's blue ribbon gem, Rock Creek, the fishing is as exhilarating as the scenery. This pristine, free flowing stream boasts one of the highest fishing counts in the state. Rock Creek is a perfect classroom complete with consistent depth and speed riffles for nipping, long and smooth tailout dry fly slicks and boulder-choked fast water corners providing a haven for streamer chasing trout. Wade fishing ...

Techniques & Tips

For smaller water, stone dry droppers or single dries are a good bet. For up to date info on the upper creek and Georgetown, give our Philipsburg shop a call or stop in, 406-859-9500.

7-Day Forecast

Everything is on a hard drop but it still high and pushy. This cooler weather we have until the weekend will help bring the waters down. The weather this weekend looks beautiful but still a bit cool.


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