Blackfoot salmon fly eater.
General Outlook: Look’n good! The drop continues and just about everything is an option at this point. Nice weather on tap for the coming fathers day weekend. Free fishing licenses to all this weekend too. We are offering a fathers day special this weekend so check it out and take dad fishing.
Blackfoot River Report: The big bugs are out and the fish are starting to eat them pretty good. Afternoon is best. It usually doesn’t last long so now is the time. The nice weather for the weekend will surely kick the hatch into full swing(should be lots of boats too). Stonefly droppers, yuk bugs, drown salmon fly patterns(carpet stone), SJWs and streamers will work if they don’t eat the dry.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Golden stones, salmon flies, yellow sallies, caddis, pmds, green drakes… / Morish’s flutter stone/still stone(good luck finding them),Willies, fuzzies, chubbies, rogues, foam whatever, larger streamers in all colors, stonefly nymphs, SJW, larger princes, yuk bugs, drown stones
Lower Clark Fork River Report: On a slight upturn and might pick up some color from the rain. Otherwise it should fish well. Look for caddis, goldens, green drakes, sallies, and pmds to make an appearance any day. Prospecting with a foam attractor and a deep stone fly or SJW dropper is a good way to start. Swinging rubber legs / buggers and attractor nymphs off the banks works too if they don’t cooperate on top.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Willies, fuzzies, chubbies, rogues, J-Slams, foam whatevers, Urchin buggers, Pats Rubbers, Double Beads, SJW, Tung 20 inchers, larger princes / attractor nymphs
Flathead River Report: Still dropping and greening up. It’s not fishing great but you can catch some fish out there. Nymphing will be the most productive generally but keep your eyes open for risers in slower / softer side channels and back eddies. If the dropping flows continue it should start to fish well.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Willies, fuzzies, chubbies, rogues, J-Slams, foam whatevers, Urchin buggers, Pats Rubbers, Double Beads, SJW, Tung 20 inchers, larger princes / attractor nymphs.
Swan River Report: Starting to green up and become an option again. Stone nymphs and large streamers are best. We had a few smash the orange bobber our last outing so there you go…
Bugs / Fly Patterns: PMDs, caddis, golden stones, salmon flies, brown drakes, Willies, fuzzies, chubbies, rogues, J-Slams, rubber legs, prince nymphs, SJWs, 20 inchers, double bead stones, Hare on Fire nymphs, Urchin buggers, articulated streamers in black & olive, Flash Minnows