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Clark Fork River: The water looks pretty good. We had some luck with buggers, princes, SJ worms. As much as I despise nymphing, sometimes you just gotta do it. Also, look to the big slow swirls for risers in the afternoons. March Browns and fluttering stones have been starting to show so it might be smart to put a few in your pocket. With water this big you can fish 3x to your nymphos and 2x to your dries. Remember, if you get a small, fixable tangle on your nymph rig just shake it vigorously until it looks like a Chinese finger puzzle. Our clients did this a bunch this week and it really seemed to work well.
Rock Creek: The fishing on da crick has been good. SJ worms, princes, small yellow/olive streamers, buggers, skwalas, March browns. It is looking really good. Our guys had fun there this week and it should hold on until things get warmer. This is a good bet if you want to go stomp around for a few hours. Take extra care if you decide to float it. The water is quite low but it can still be dangerous.
Stop in and see Deb at Trout Bums (mile 8) for the latest scoop. She has bugs and great coffee!
There will continue to be good fish as long as the snow stays up high. My advice is to watch the flows and take advantage of it while we have it.
Keep an eye on the flows here:
BITTERROOT RIVER AT MISSOULA:http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mt/nwis/uv/?site_no=12352500&PARAmeter_cd=00060,00065,00010
MISSOURI RIVER AT HOLTER:http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mt/nwis/uv/?site_no=06066500&PARAmeter_cd=00060,00065,00010