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Fly Fishing Guide – Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Bitterroot River Fishing Report

September 8
The Bitterroot is fishing well and conditions should only improve throughout the month. Hoppers and ants are a good bet throughout the river. The Hecuba or fall drake hatch is coming off. Some days it’s good and others it is spotty. Tricos on the lower river in certain spots and mahagonies and blue wings have been seen on cloudy days. Hopper/dropper and streamers can also move some nice fish.

Current Bitterroot River Victor Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Victor Montana Weather

Victor
34°
Partly Cloudy
08:0317:36 MST
Feels like: 34°F
Wind: 3mph SSW
Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 30.29"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSat
42/29°F
45/29°F
47/41°F
52/33°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
34°
Cloudy
08:0317:34 MST
Feels like: 34°F
Wind: 1mph S
Humidity: 93%
Pressure: 30.28"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSat
40/28°F
44/28°F
43/39°F
54/32°F

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Fly Fishing Guide – Blackfoot River Fishing Report

Blackfoot River Fishing Report

September 8
The Blackfoot has been one of our most consistent options recently. Hopper/dropper rigs have been producing the best numbers of fish while a single hopper or ant has been great some days. There are a few Hecubas and even some October caddis starting. Mahoganies and blue wings are not far away. Streamer fishing can also be excellent this month.

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
33°
Cloudy
08:0317:34 MST
Feels like: 33°F
Wind: 2mph W
Humidity: 92%
Pressure: 30.28"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSat
41/29°F
44/29°F
44/40°F
54/33°F

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Fly Fishing Guide – Clark Fork River Fishing Report

Clark Fork River Fishing Report

September 8
The very upper Clark Fork has had decent hopper fishing while the river closer to town is best with a hopper/dropper rig or streamers. The lower Clark Fork is starting to come to life with hoppers, mahoganies, tricos and a few blue-wings. Deep droppers on the sunny days and mostly dry flies when the clouds are around.

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
34°
Cloudy
08:0317:34 MST
Feels like: 34°F
Wind: 1mph S
Humidity: 93%
Pressure: 30.28"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSat
40/28°F
44/28°F
43/39°F
54/32°F

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Fly Fishing Guide – Rock Creek Fishing Report

Rock Creek Fishing Report

September 8
Hoppers, ants, and a hopper/dropper rig have been mainstays recently on Rock Creek. Fall hatches of Hecubas, mahoganies, and blue-wings will make for great afternoon dry fly fishing when the bugs are hatching. The lower river is a good streamer option and as always, if the fishing is tough a nymph rig will always produce a few trout.

Current Rock Creek Flows/Levels

USGS Water-data graph for site 06025500

Fly Fishing Guide - Rock Creek Fishing Reports

Clinton Montana Weather

Clinton
33°
Mostly Cloudy
08:0217:33 MST
Feels like: 33°F
Wind: 3mph WSW
Humidity: 90%
Pressure: 30.28"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSat
40/28°F
42/27°F
43/38°F
53/31°F

Fly Fish the Mighty Mo – Missouri River

Fly Fishing Guide – Missouri River Fishing Report

Missouri River Fishing Report

September 8
The Missouri has been a little tough lately which is unusual for early September. Nymphing up near the dam will produce a few fish but it has been spotty. Fishing hoppers and ants will yield some quality fish although not big numbers recently. There are still some trico risers to target and fall hatches of psuedos and blue-wings should be starting.

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
25°
Partly Cloudy
07:5617:26 MST
Feels like: 20°F
Wind: 5mph SSW
Humidity: 89%
Pressure: 30.22"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSat
44/33°F
46/34°F
49/46°F
59/35°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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