Blackfoot River

Tip of the week 

Golden Stones appear here and there on the upper middle stretches, chernoble chubbies are working well as well as hopper patterns. You will definitely want a dropper of some kind below. You don't have to get too specific on the dropper, if they see it they will hit it! We have had good luck on purple droppers size 16. Make sure the dropper is at least 15in below your dry. In the Mornings the fishing has been decent with throwing small PMD and spinner patterns, even some streamers here and there too if you get bored. In the middle of the day it definitely gets slow from about 11-3:30. The algae is getting pretty bad on the river beds so be careful when you wade as it gets slippery! In the evenings it the fishing picks up, big caddis hatches have been happening on all stretches of the Blackfoot, We suggest throwing a smaller caddis (size 18) with a rusty spinner behind!

Fish are being picked up out of the riffle drop offs to the deep slow edges. On the upper, be sure to work those back currents/eddies... there are fish to be picked up if you are willing to put the work in.

Streamer fishing has been ok on the lower, its worth a shot on the upper sections. We had good luck on olive and more natural colors this past weekend. Be sure to swing out on each cast, we've been picking fish up with that.

Seven-day forecast 

The first part of the week is WARM (downright hot) with variable winds toward the end of the week

We have guides out every day so call us to get the skinny from yesterday.

Stop in, say hi to Terri, John, KynsLee, Matthew, Matt 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 8am - 6pm Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm Saturdays and 8am-12pm Sundays.

Happy Fishing!

Must Have Flies 
Larson's Legend Golden Stone Dry tan, gold 6-10 Buy from
Bead Head Prince olive 12-18 Buy from
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper purple, tan 8-14 Buy from
Tunghead Marabou Muddler olive, natural 2-4 Buy from
Fly Formerly Known As Prince peacock 12-18 Buy from
Vernille San Juan Worm red or pink 8-12 Buy from
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