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The Big Blackfoot River

Updated 02/15/2019 at 6:47pm

Conditions At-a-glance

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Weather Forecast

Our Report

OUR TIPS – Nymphing with a double nymph rig.

OUR TIPS –Try trolling a streamer slowly with a san juan or a double bead stone behind it. Lower water temps = slower retrieves.

7 DAY OUTLOOK – Going to be pretty cold, but, find open water and you’re likely to find fish.

Stop in, say hi to Terri, John, Matthew, Kade or Fred and we will give you the run down at Blackfoot River Outfitters 3055 North Reserve Street — 406.542.7411.

We are open from 8:30am – 6pm Monday-Friday and 8:30am-5pm Saturdays

Conditions

Clear

The Hatch

Midges

Fly Patterns

DRIES - #18 midges NYMPHS -Pat's rubber leg#8, double bead stones #8, prince, and north forks in #14-12, worms. STREAMERS- Freshwater Clouser, Tunghead Marabou Muddler, Sparkle Minnow, Articulated Sculpins

Specifics

Water Flow

646 cfs at Bonner

Link to Water Flow Graph

http://on.doi.gov/1Tp3aKZ

Visibility

around 6'

Water temperature at mid-day

around 34

Water Condition

low and clear.

Best time of day to fish

mid day to early evening

Best stretch

The whole river is fishable.

Best access point

Multiple access points all along river.

Fish species

Rainbows, West Slope cutthroats, cutbows, browns, bulls and white fish

Fishing season

All Year

Nearest airport

Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Recommended fly fishing leader

9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet

4X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod

9' 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line

WF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line

Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line