Blackfoot River

Tip of the week 

Our guides have been fishing the upper and middle stretches for the most part. Early in the mornings Trico's have been a pretty fun hatch to fish. When it warms up some the Spruce Moth is out and about, and the fish are really keyed in on them. This is one of the most prominent hatches on the Foot, you will definitely want to fish this! 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!

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 

Warm weather with little clouds, expect some variable winds throughout 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 
Pale Morning Dun Thorax tan, Pale 16-18 Buy from
Adams 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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