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October 20, 2016

Streamflow - 246 CFS Temperature - 41-46° F

     Eat your hearts out, Billy, Chuck and Catfish!  It's the last fishing report of the season, and what a good one it has been.  Rock Creek had a stellar salmon fly season, lots of caddis and mayflies through the summer, and it still continues to fish well with streamers, nymphs, and small BWOs as we move further into autumn.  This winter we are supposed to get a lot of snow (if the predictions prove true), and that will hopefully translate to healthy snowpacks and healthy water throughout 2017. 

     For those who haven't stopped fishing Rock Creek this year; fish white or yellow/brown streamers, or try a double nymph tandem, such as a Prince Nymph with a small Copper John in tow.  If you have any purple in your fly box, fish those patterns as well.  Dry fly fishing has been scarce due to the inconsistent weather, but your best bet is going to be with a blue-winged olive or a Purple Haze on the cloudier days.

     We will be open throughout the winter season from 9-2 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Also, the weekend after Thanksgiving, the Fly Tyer's Roundtable will be back in the shop, starting at 10AM every Saturday through the winter.  Lessons are completely free, and we can supply all the gear and tying materials you need; although if you have your own equipment, definitely bring it out!

      Thanks to everyone who supported our shop this year; we wouldn't be here without you fantastic fisher friends, and we look forward to seeing you next season!  Cheers and tight lines!


Questions or comments?  Please call or e-mail us:
(406) 825-6440 / rcmerc@blackfoot.net

October 5, 2016

Streamflow - 259 CFS Temperature - 46-48° F

     As soon as October hit, we almost instantly saw colder weather and very rainy conditions.  It brought the water levels up and the water temps down.  As you can guess, not many people have come out in the rain and cooler conditions.  However, the anglers that have come out have had great production with nymphs and streamers.  Orange caddis nymphs, flashy stoneflies, and San Juan worms have been the top producing nymphs so far, and various brown/yellow or olive streamers have been pulling fish in the 20-inch range.

     October (and sometimes even November) sees a lot of big browns coming up from the Clark Fork, and they get aggressive with the streamer patterns especially.  It is a great time to hook into some big fish, and the pressure is minimal.  So if you have some time to come out and wet a line, I'd highly recommend Rock Creek!

Questions or comments?  Please call or e-mail us:
(406) 825-6440 / rcmerc@blackfoot.net