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Fly Fishing Guide – Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Bitterroot River Fishing Report

February 12
Flows are about average for this time of year with decent winter fishing conditions.  Mild weather days have been best with the afternoons offering the best window of opportunity.  Nymphing the slower and medium speed water is going to be most productive while slowly retrieved streamers can also yield results.  At the right time, in the right water you may see the occasional fish rising to midges.  Consider that a bonus as we are still several weeks away from consistent dry fly fishing,

Current Bitterroot River Victor Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Victor Montana Weather

Victor
32°
Cloudy
07:3418:06 MST
Feels like: 29°F
Wind: 3mph SE
Humidity: 52%
Pressure: 30.37"Hg
UV index: 1
TueWedThuFri
32/14°F
35/14°F
41/17°F
45/25°F

Fly Fishing Guide - Bitterroot River Fishing Reports

Current Bitterroot River Near Missoula Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Missoula, Montana Weather

Missoula
32°
Cloudy
07:3418:05 MST
Feels like: 32°F
Wind: 3mph NW
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 30.39"Hg
UV index: 1
TueWedThuFri
32/11°F
34/10°F
38/15°F
41/19°F

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Fly Fishing Guide – Blackfoot River Fishing Report

Blackfoot River Fishing Report

February 12
The Blackfoot is our least productive winter option.  It’s colder, snowier, and access is a problem through much of the river.  There are some slower runs that do hold a lot of fish.  If you put your time in and find one of those then it can provide good afternoon fishing on warmer days.  Generally the Blackfoot remains an iffy option until sometime in April.

Current Blackfoot River Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Fly Fishing Guide - Blackfoot River Fishing Reports

Bonner Montana Weather

Bonner-West Riverside
32°
Cloudy
07:3418:04 MST
Feels like: 27°F
Wind: 5mph WNW
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 30.39"Hg
UV index: 1
TueWedThuFri
32/10°F
34/9°F
39/15°F
41/20°F

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Fly Fishing Guide – Clark Fork River Fishing Report

Clark Fork River Fishing Report

February 12
If you just want to get out for a few hours in the afternoon then the Clark Fork around town is a decent option.  Nymphs will always do best in these conditions for numbers, but slowly swung streamers are a legitimate option as well.  The Clark Fork is also your best option to stumble into some afternoon dry fly fishing.  On warmer days you can find small pods of fishing up eating midges in the right spot.

Current Clark Fork River Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Fly Fishing Guide - Clark Fork River Fishing Reports

Missoula Montana Weather

Missoula
32°
Cloudy
07:3418:05 MST
Feels like: 32°F
Wind: 3mph NW
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 30.39"Hg
UV index: 1
TueWedThuFri
32/11°F
34/10°F
38/15°F
41/19°F

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Fly Fishing Guide – Rock Creek Fishing Report

Rock Creek Fishing Report

February 12
Rock Creek is usually a solid winter option.  Access will be limited to the lower and very upper creek due to road conditions.  Double nymph rigs are the way to go in slow to medium speed water with good depth.  Afternoons are best and Rock Creek is a gorgeous place to spend a winter day.

Current Rock Creek Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Fly Fishing Guide - Rock Creek Fishing Reports

Clinton Montana Weather

Clinton
31°
Mostly Cloudy
07:3318:04 MST
Feels like: 25°F
Wind: 7mph NW
Humidity: 54%
Pressure: 30.39"Hg
UV index: 1
TueWedThuFri
32/9°F
34/8°F
39/13°F
41/20°F

Fly Fish the Mighty Mo – Missouri River

Fly Fishing Guide – Missouri River Fishing Report

Missouri River Fishing Report

February 12
The toughest thing about the Missouri this time of year is the weather.  Some days the conditions can be downright brutal.  The fishing has been consistent, especially on mild days.  The trout are in their classic winter lies and you should focus on slow inside bends for the most part.  Pink is a favorite color this time of year and a double rig nymph with something pink and a small zebra midge will usually do the trick.  Swinging streamers is a decent option and the occasional pod of fish rising to midges can be found.

Current Missouri River at Wolf Creek Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Fly Fishing Guide - Missouri River Fishing Reports

Wolf Creek Montana Weather

Wolf Creek
26°
Snow
07:2717:57 MST
Feels like: 19°F
Wind: 6mph N
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 30.4"Hg
UV index: 1
TueWedThuFri
26/7°F
33/13°F
39/17°F
44/28°F

Montana Trout Outfitters – Professional and Experienced

Tony Reinhardt tells us about another day on the river…

…Monday was the last day with Bill and Dan on the Mo and we decided to do a double float today.  We launched at Wolf Creek with no one else around and Bill picked up two nice fish in the first 2 spots and then Dan connected with a good rainbow just below that.  The next pass in that run produced a double for the guys and it seemed a lot like yesterday although the weather was much nicer today.

The fishing has been so good the last few days that a good drift in the right spot is going to get rewarded, and Dan and Bill had bent rods often in the morning.  We had a few more doubles in the early session and some big fish.  Dan had a big female that went 21″ and there were lots of fat rainbows from 18-20″.  We pulled the boat out of the water at Craig after lunch and headed up to the dam in the afternoon.

The guys hooked up twice in the first run and then Bill landed a big bow at the tailout of that run.  Dan added another in the next spot before Bill stuck a 20″ bow and then a big 21″ male in back to back runs.  That was the start of Bill’s hot streak as he picked off several more in the next few spots and then the guys finished up strong with a rainbow and brown trout double and one more double right above the take out.  It was another great day on the Missouri with a couple of anglers I really enjoy sharing the water with.  I look forward to seeing Dan and Bill again next month in Missoula.

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