The rivers are all on the drop after our last heavy rain event. The forecast is calling for moisture everyday so we will have to see how it plays out. As of now you should be able to catch some fish and possibly even get some dry fly fishing in the afternoons. Still some BWOs and Mohogany mayflies around. With the recent push of water there should also be some bigger fish on the prowl. Not much pressure lately either so that always helps. With the water temps topping out in the upper 40’s look for fish to be moving into the more wintery type of holding water. Slow inside bends, eddy’s, slower banks etc…It’s a good time of year to get out the two-hander and swing some streamers, if you’re not already doing so on a steelhead river somewhere. We have some good deals on spey set-ups and a bunch of skagit and scandi demo lines to try out if you are interested. Give us a call and we will get you dailed in for the coming swing season on the Flathead. Sink tips, running lines, shooting heads, streamers….we have what you need to get you connected. We also have spey fishing jet boat trips all winter long for $300 if you want to learn a few local runs and techniques for our local rivers.
As always, have a look at the our river graphs page to make sure things are stable before you commit to the day on the river.
Rifle season opens Saturday so the rivers should be vacant for a while as most guides and outdoor enthusiasts will be chasing big game and birds for the next couple months. The shop will not be keeping regular hours so give us a call to make sure someone will be there.