Fishing Season: Year round; some tributaries closed December 1-third week of May. Check regulations before fishing.

Rock Creek - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

48

Blackfoot River Outfitters's Tip of the Week

1. Midges will be out if the sun hits the water for an extended time, maybe some straggler bwo's and mahoganies but those ships have mostly sailed 2. If a double nymph rig doesn't work, try a single nymph or size down your nymphs drastically 3. The early morning and late afternoon streamer bite can be good

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Map of Rock Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Blackfoot River Outfitters Blue Damsel Lodge

5-Day Outlook as of 11/4/21

Good fishing conditions for the next 7 days. Get out while you can!

Techniques & Tips as of 11/4/21

Double and single rig nymphing, relatively long leash. Look out for midges on the water for dry fly activity

Current Conditions as of 11/4/21

Good fishing conditions for the next 7 days. Get out while you can!

Local Species Available Year round; some tributaries closed December 1-third week of May. Check regulations before fishing.

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    Cutthroat

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    rainbow

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    cutt-bow

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    brown

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    bull

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    some brook trout

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    and whitefish.

Blackfoot River Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Purple haze purple 18-12
Zebra midge coffee, tan/black 10-12
Perdigon black, olive 14-16
Rubber legs Coffee 10

Purple haze

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Blackfoot River Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Rock Creek

On Montana's blue ribbon gem, Rock Creek, the fishing is as exhilarating as the scenery. This pristine, free flowing stream boasts one of the highest fish counts in the state. Rock Creek is a perfect classroom complete with consistent depth and speed riffles for nymphing, long and smooth taliout dry fly slicks and boulder-choked fast water corners providing a haven for streamer chase'n trout. Wade fishing the Creek with a guide affords any level of angler an opportunity to improve his/her skills, and, it's simply the best chance anywhere in Montana to catch five different trout species in one outing.

Nearest Airport:

Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Hatches:

Midges

Best Time to Fish:

Late morning through evening

Best Stretch:

The entire creek is fishing well.

Best Access:

Upper: Gilles Bridge Lower: Valley of the Moon