Run Off Again

by Blue Damsel Manager on June 22, 2008

It seems we have finally settled into the Montana summer weather pattern on Rock Creek. Lots of sunshine and afternoon temps in the 80’s are melting the last of the high elevation snow and causing the rivers to flow high and fast. The Creek is running clear, but at 2,920 cfs, it is still tough to wade and best fished from a boat. The warm weather has, however, gotten a lot of bugs flying around in the afternoons. Salmon flies, green drakes, and even some golden stones are on the move the length of the Creek.

Fishing the big rivers has been tough. The Blackfoot is pushing at 5,570 cfs and is looking pretty turbid. Folks have been floating the lower section of the river, and although slow, have reported some big fish landed on nymph rigs.
The Clark Fork and the Bitterroot are both high and looking a little like Nesquik. It seems most of our guides have been leaning towards fishing the Foot or making the drive up to the Missouri where the nymph and streamer fishing has been superb.
Although the rivers are big, guests are still catching trout and we know it will only get better. As the last of the snow melts, and the flows begin to fall, we expect one of the better summers of trout catching we have had in our 6 years. Tight lines!

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