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  • Blackfoot Valley Fishing Report July 10

    Blackfoot Angler|Updated Jul 10, 2019

    The 4th of July Festivities are over, the crowds have slightly thinned, the weather has been wet and cool, but the fishing remains hot! With all the rain over the last couple of weeks, Mother Nature is keeping the rivers flowing. The levels are lower than normal and are a bit concerning. For instance, as of the day of this writing, the Blackfoot at Bonner was almost half of what is considered the ten year average; despite a cool beginning to summer and a decent snow pack this...

  • Blackfoot Valley Fishing Report 8-22

    Blackfoot Angler|Updated Aug 21, 2018

    While writing this today it is currently raining! First time in 40-plus days for this immediate area. And temps are in the 50's. And it is mid-August? What the heck? It is wonderful and may be just what we fisherpeople needed to get the fish back on the bite. It's been a slow month following the infamous spruce moth period where fish were filling up their bellies with those obnoxious little brindle moths. Every day we get hit with the two big questions: "How's the fishing? What are they biting on?" I think I scratched a bald...

  • Blackfoot Valley Fishing Report

    The Blackfoot Angler|Updated Jul 11, 2018

    Fourth of July week signified three things this year: Our Nation's birthday, the official Montana start of summer and, this year especially, the official start of the fishing season for the Blackfoot Valley. With waters high and in flood stage an entire three months, they finally receded and cleared up enough by the first week of July to bring out the largest hatch of them all: the fishermen. The rivers have gone from barely a soul on them to, as reported to us just...

  • Blackfoot Valley Fishing Report

    Blackfoot Angler, Ovando|Updated Jun 20, 2018

    Friday June 15th is being called the unofficial start of fishing the Blackfoot River. Word got out that the river had dropped over 14,000!!!! cfs in the last several weeks, with the water clearing at below 5,000 cfs flow. And the big news: the salmonflies were being spotted from Russell Gates on up the river. With that, rafters were lining up at Harry Morgan FAS to float down the river. Downside: at 5,000 cfs the river is still pretty fast and some were finishing their...

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