Blackfoot River Fishing Report – September 3rd, 2017
The Blackfoot River is still flowing pretty well for this time of year. And these cooler nights/days as of late are helping keep thing in good shape for the fishing. After a string of very hot days in July, the water was a bit warmer than we would’ve liked. But the temps have dropped a bit and are looking good for now.
The nearby forest fires have not been a problem at all over here. All the access sites are still available and there are no restrictions as far as fishing goes. Also, it hasn’t been smokey for the most part, which is nice. So no worries on that front either.
As for the fishing… The Spruce Moth is still working pretty well. You won’t see too many of them around anymore, but the fish don’t seem to mind. They are still plenty willing to eat them for you. We also had pretty solid success tossing hoppers around the other day. We didn’t bother at all with a dropper or nymph of any type the other day. But one would assume that would work just fine.
Our best fishing has been up higher. The areas nearer to Ovando and Lincoln have produced the best. Also, the fewest little dinks chasing our dry flies around. As you move downstream, be prepared to move a hundred fish on a dry fly. Only most of them will be under 12″. Kind of annoying. Again, we didn’t bother with a streamer or anything subsurface at all. But one would assume you could move a few more big fish that way.
Overall, it is fishing just fine on the Blackfoot River right now. Not a bad option to change it up a bit. Or as the days heat back up, a great place to run and hide from the heat.
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