Blackfoot River

Tip of the week 

The fishing hasn't been on fire, but it has been pretty good, all the warm temperatures has made those bugs come out. Our guides have been fishing the upper and middle stretches for the most part. Early in the mornings Blue Wings with Blue Wings emerger has been a pretty fun hatch to fish. When it warms up some the Mahogany's are out and about, be sure to throw a Blue Wing behind the Mahogany (size 16-18). Also 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. In the Afternoon throw a Chernoble Chubby (pink or Orange) with an dropper 15-18in behind. As for what dropper I would throw a Hot Bead Worm (12-16). Also lots iof October Caddis have been coming out on the on most stretches of the Foot. Best way to fish these is to not fish them like a regular dry fly, you will want to give a little mend downstream and let it skate across the water (the fish go ballistic for it!!!)

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 getting better 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 expected for the weekend, might be smart to get out there while we have a few warmer days left on the calendar!

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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