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:


Blackfoot River Outfitters's Tip of the Week

1. Think winter water, like slow inside deeper bends, deep "walking speed" pools with and structure. 2. Fish streamers in the morning and evening. 3. Double nymph rigs have been productive throughout the day.

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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 11/14/22

Fall flows are good and the weather looks cold but great. Get out and enjoy our wonderful fall fishing!

Techniques & Tips as of 11/14/22

Double and single rig nymphing, mid-length leash. Streamers, too.

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

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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):
Tunghead Pheasant Tail N/A 16-18
TJ Hooker Coffee 10-12
Perdigon black/red 16-18
Kreelex copper/gold 6

Tunghead Pheasant Tail

Adding tungsten beads to mayfly patterns is relatively new.

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)



Best Time to Fish:

Late morning through afternoon

Best Stretch:

The entire creek is fishing well.

Best Access:

Upper: Gilles Bridge Lower: Valley of the Moon