Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rock Creek Traffic Jam ( and a fishing report )

Things are much better when you take the Montana back roads. These guys were obviously on a union break and couldn't be convinced to move out of the way. Nice to see a batch of rams, though.

Rock Creek-Low and clear and buggy. I think the main bulk of the floaters may be gone. Green Drakes are out in full force! We have had several EPIC days this week on the upper creek with big dries. The goldens and salmonflies are gone but the GD bite is superb. Still though, I have witnessed some knuckle heads with nymph rigs. Hey guys, try a dry and a mend and become a better angler. Stop with the bobber.

Clark Fork- Great golden fishing can be had on the cloudy days. GDrakes are out too. If it's sunny try a pat's under a big dry. If it's cloudy just try the dry. The water looks good and the fishing is fine.

Blackfoot- Salmonflies, goldens and Gdrakes are out. We have had some really good trips this week with anglers putting some very nice fish in the boat. The canyon is boaty but if you make it in early you can have it. The mid-river is fishing well too. A price dropper #10 or 12 will work well early and late, but the dries are where it's at.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Missoula Area Fly Fishing Report

Rock Creek- Absolutely on fire!  The salmonflies have ascended the creek and you can watch 'em fly around all day. The fish are fully tuned in and an orange stimi will get the job done.  Green drakes are out and a cripple in the right spots will take nice fish. Today I saw good numbers of goldens, which means that things are progressing and a smallish rogue's should do it. In other words, the dry fly fishing is GREAT!  Get on it now as the crick is dropping fast. It's really not too boaty but this weekend should be a real zoo. By the way, if you fish a nymph rig right now on Rock reek you should receive a game violation for something. Not too sure what for, but freakin' something. In the last few days I have seen a few clowns with thingamacrappers and two beads tied to their leaders. Come on.

Blackfoot- Word is that the wormin is good. Some big fish are being taken on the good insides but no fluttery-type bugs yet. It should be soon, but if you want to fish a dry this ain't the place. Streamers have been fair, but it has been sunny and the only critters that like the sun are lizards. Not trout. So keep on keepin' on, for at least another week.

Bitterroot- Good bite yesterday on the upper river. Try the stimi in yellow in an 8. Also, caddis, a few salmonflies, and a few sallies.  Dropper wise it's hard to beat the prince, p.t. and maybe even a peach-ish worm. For all of your purists the dry fly bite is good enough. The water looks great, but it all depends on where and when. The fishing has been a C+ but it should be a B+ by next week.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rock Creek Fly Fishing Report

Rock Creek fishing has been very good.  Salmonflies are out to about mile 20 and the river has dropped to low levels. If you are going to float Rock Creek you better get after it. Levels are dropping FAST!
Try rogue's salmonfly, orange stimi, yellow stimi, bugmeister, bulletheads, an old boot, chicken livers and anything else you might have sitting around. Point is, the fishing is easy and good.

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