7 DAY OUTLOOK –
We will be seeing a rain/snow mix this weekend and into early next week. Temps will be in the 40’s this weekend and into the 30’s for the next week. It’s been surprisingly warm for this time of the year and afternoons have been fishing pretty good on the Clark Fork through town.
OUR TIPS OF THE WEEK –
- Fish are more site-specific on the Clark Fork- particularly the lower. If you are not getting them- move on. If you get into to ’em- stick around
- Don’t be scared to throw a streamer! The sparkle minnow is always a solid choice.
BEST TECHNIQUES –
Swinging a streamer or throwing one off the bank.
Nymphing has been a very productive way to fish.
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It's been a little chilly but fishing has been pretty good if you're willing to stick it out.
Stick to nymphing for a more productive day of fishing.
NYMPHS - Spanish bullet #14-16, yellow spot p-tail jig #14-16, Jig perdigons in #14-16, Frenchies #12-16, duracells #14-16
STREAMERS - Sparkle Minnow #6 in Olive; Zonkers #6, 8 in Natural, Olive, or Yellow; Kreelex Fly #6 in Copper/Gold, Gold/Silver, or Purple/Silver.
1820 above Missoula
Water temperature at mid-day
Best time of day to fish
Afternoon has been the best but mid day has been good as well, make sure you give the mornings a bit to warm up.
Fishing through town had been super productive and even some of the lower stretches.
Best access point
multiple access points all along the river
Rainbows, cut throats, cut-bows, browns, and white fish.
Fishing season is open year round, while the winter is catch and release for trout.
Missoula International Airport
Recommended fly fishing leader
From a boat - 7.5' 3x-4x. Wading step it up to 9'
Recommended fly fishing tippet
3x top bug and 4x for second or 4x to 5x for smaller rigs
Best fly fishing rod
9ft 5 or 6 weights for nymphing and dries - 7wt for streamers
Best floating fly line
WF 4 wt. or 5 wt.
Best sinking fly line