The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Coldwater Fly Fishing

Coldwater Fly Fishing Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, etc...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2009, 11:22 AM
mtflyfishguide's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Missoula, MT, (406)240-1696
Posts: 67
mtflyfishguide will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to mtflyfishguide
Default Missouri River and Rock Creek in Montana producing!!

I have been guiding, back and forth from the Missouri River North of Helena MT, and Rock Creek East of Missoula MT. The Mo is producing big fish, like usual and lots of em and they are hot! They are eating, for me any way, caddis pupa and pmds. You can stick big fish all day on dries in the right spots if the weather cooperates. Rock Creek was also fishing great but we got some rain and it cooled off a little raising the river back up to 1700 cfs which pushes fish a little and keeps em tucked in behind stuff and not all over the river. They are still eating salmon flies/ golden stones. Green drakes and pmds are out if its cloudy. Lots of fish still crushing big bugs, eating a stone or mayfly nymph dropper. Be careful if you are floating and have some fun. Brooks Jessen MT Guide #9431 Montana Fly Fishing, Missoula Montana, Montana Fly Fishing for Trout. Classic Journey Outfitters.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CIMG4406.jpg (95.3 KB, 80 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2009, 11:15 AM
IDSTEELHEAD's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4
IDSTEELHEAD is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Missouri River and Rock Creek in Montana producing!!

Good to hear your catching some fish....I went and fished the East Fork of the Bitteroot over by Sula last week and came back dry and golden stones and salmon flies were buzzing around. Any thoughts on why I can't get any production out of that river?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2009, 08:38 AM
mtflyfishguide's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Missoula, MT, (406)240-1696
Posts: 67
mtflyfishguide will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to mtflyfishguide
Default Re: Missouri River and Rock Creek in Montana producing!!

Rock Creek, East Fork, West Fork will do that sometimes. When there are big bugs everywhere and nothing seems to be taking them, I drop a little copper john 2 feet of a golden/ salmon, or a sj worm, pink is good. If that doesn't work fish a little double bead stone , worm rig under a indicator, if you want to keep pushing the big dry, try putting it in real tight spots, under bushes, in shady spots, and if that doensn't work try pushing a small parachute or a goddard caddis, thats my bug progression in that situation that will almost always produce fish when they arent eating the hatch out
CYA
Brooks Jessen
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flies from Across the Pond Pocono Flies 13 09-28-2009 11:25 AM
voodoo cast boberry The Fly Cast 1 07-31-2009 12:12 AM
Is this a big un? morphius Coldwater Fly Fishing 7 07-02-2009 05:51 PM
Colorado in the winter slowdive Rocky Mountain Range 6 01-18-2009 09:55 AM
Hello from SE Wyoming mcnerney Member Introductions 20 05-15-2008 09:16 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.