BRO’s Tips of the Week:
As water temperatures drop, trout will favor holding lies that require them to expend less energy. Soft seams, drop offs, and pools offer great cover, access to food, and a break from the current. Target fish in these areas for a more productive day on the water.
7 Day Outlook:
More typical fall weather headed for Missoula in the next week. Some rain is in the forecast tonight, but minimal precipitation is expected Saturday and Sunday. Highs for the weekend in the 50’s. Much more rain in the forecast for next week with highs in the high-40’s to 50’s.
Our Recommendations for the Best Techniques and Patterns:
We are still seeing some Blue Wings and Mahoganies on the Clark Fork. Parachute PTs, Sparkle Duns and DL Cripples in #14-16 for Mahoganies. Olive Parachutes, Flash Cripples and Dime-Piece Spinners in #18-20 for the BWOs. Perdigons, Spanish Bullets, Frenchies, TJ Hookers, San Juans, Bird of Prey and Duracells are all working below the surface. You may see some October Caddis in the late afternoon/evening. Have a few large orange body Elk Hair Caddis or Stimulators if you start to see the naturals. Streamer fishing has been pretty good! Kreelexs, Godzilla Sculpins, Mini-Dungeons and Sparkle Minnows are our go to streamers.
Goings on at World Headquarters in Missoula:
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