The head hanchos here at Blackfoot River Outfitters hit their namesake river again this past weekend with some friends. Above is a photo of Mark Elliot (aka Tailing Loop) holding the fish and Pete Vandergrift (Simms guide-liason-type-guy) on the right. They were fishing with mostly streamers and nymphs. There were some midges out and a few fish rising, but who wants to fish a midge? The girdle bug, worm, and little fleshy zonkers were the top performers. John and Terri tried a bunch of big, ugly, articulated streamers to no avail. Overall, several big fish were landed and a great time was had by all. Other rivers in the area….
Bitterroot… John had some clients on ‘Root yesterday and it was on the rise most of the day. It was cold in the morning and the fishing was slower. But the afternoon yielded some good dry fly fishing where the brown wing skwala out-performed the rogue skwala for the first time this season. Expect plenty of company on the weekends.
Rock Creek… The creek has been fishing well with streamers and nymphs. Stonefly nymphs and the san juan worm are hard to beat out there right now. Olive wooly buggers have been deadly, as well. With this warmer weather, we are just a short time away from the great early-season march brown and skwala fishing that is so good on Rock Creek. It has been rising but has leveled off a bit.
Clark Fork… We have had some friends out on the Clark Fork lately and they have been having decent luck nymphing with big copper johns and some stonefly nymphs. The streamer fishing has been decent, as well. We will keep everyone posted as the reports keep coming in to us.
Thank you for checking in with us and have fun out there. If you need a laugh, make sure to check out John and Terri’s last video fishing report.Tweet