Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Blackfoot River Outfitters's Tip of the Week
The Blackfoot won’t be too feasible for the next week. There’s plenty of snow on the ground, and lows in the single digits have left big ice floes across many parts of the river. You might nymph up a fish or two, but it’s probably a better move to tie flies for warmer days right now.
Directions open in app
Water Flow Data
Orvis-Endorsed guides nearbyBlackfoot River Outfitters
Blue Damsel Lodge
Montana Hunting and Fishing Adventures
5-Day Outlook as of 11/17/22
Single digit winter is here! Highs in the 20s this week and lows of almost 0 degrees will make the fishing tough. Think about tying some flies this week until days warm into the 40s around Thanksgiving.
Techniques & Tips as of 11/17/22
If you’re particularly dedicated, nymphing is the way to go at the moment. Try a TJ Hooker, Hot Bead San Juan, Rubber Legs, or Wooly Bugger with a smaller option like a Jig PT or Zebra Midge to increase your odds. Spanish Bullets, Frenchies, Prince Nymphs, Duracells, Two-Bit Hookers, Dunnigan’s Panty Dropper, Fire Starters, and Perdigons will also hunt. For streamers, a darker pattern in the Gonga, Dungeon, Bugger, or Peanut Envy can get the job done. Visit shop.blackfootriver.com for more!
Local Species Available All Year; Tributaries closed December 1-third week of May.
West Slope cutthroats
bulls and white fish.
|I Can See It Midge Fly||N/A||18-20|
|Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ||N/A||06-10|
|Vernille San Juan Worm||N/A||10-14|
|Jig Sparkle Minnow||N/A||6|
|Bead Head Brassie||N/A||18-20|
I Can See It Midge Fly
These midge flies are just what the optician ordered when it matters most.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line