Rock Creek

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Apr 17 Montana Trout Outfitters

April 18

Rock Creek has dropped back to decent wading levels and the river is fishing well. Good dry fly fishing in the afternoons with Skwalas and March Browns. Nymphing or streamer fishing in the mornings will move some fish and you can always throw dry/dropper rigs if they arent looking up well.

Fly Fishing Guide - Missouri River Reports

This report was written by Montana Trout Outfitters: http://www.mttroutguides.com/
(406) 544-3516

Apr 15 Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop
Rating: 3/5

Rock Creek Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating

3/5

April 15, 2019

Rock Creek has dropped into good shape and is fishing well with Nymphs. Double Bead Stones, San Juans, Tungsten Skwala Nymphs, 20 Inchers, Eggs and Red Copper Johns will get you into fish. There are some March Browns just starting to get going. It should only get better this week. P-Hazes, Western March Browns, Flash Cripples and Brindlechutes.

This report was written by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop: http://grizzlyhackle.com/
(406) 721-8996

Apr 09 Montana Trout Outfitters

April 9

Rock Creek is blown out right now and flows are still rising. Once they stabilize there will be some nymphing and streamer fishing. If the flows drop we will see good action with March Browns.

Fly Fishing Guide - Missouri River Reports

This report was written by Montana Trout Outfitters: http://www.mttroutguides.com/
(406) 544-3516

Apr 08 Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop
Rating: 2/5

Rock Creek Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating

2/5

April 8, 2019

Rock Creek went way up last night. Looks like its starting to drop, but who knows how long that will last. Well keep you posted. For now you could still throw San Juans and stonefly nymphs in the slow water to get fish to eat.

This report was written by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop: http://grizzlyhackle.com/
(406) 721-8996

Apr 08 Blackfoot River Outfitters (Flint Creek Outdoors)
Rating: 2/5

Rock Creek is perhaps the best option in the Clark Fork drainage for consistent winter and early spring angling. During this time of year, trout are more and more concentrated in the deeper runs and out of the long shallows they inhabit throughout the summer and fall. Nymphing and swinging are the name of the game, but do not rule out rising fish during midge hatches on warmer days, especially when the sun is on the water.

BEST TECHNIQUES Streamers, nymphs, san juan worms.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

1. Be ready for high, off-color water.

2. If you know someone with a boat, float season may very well be upon us.

7 DAY OUTLOOK

Rock Creek levels are on the rise and is currently off-color. Good luck from Flint Creek Outdoors. Were open 7:30-5 Thursday Monday. Be sure to stop in to talk to Josh, grab a coffee and some Orvis gear, and grab flies from the the best fly selection in the region.
Conditions
Low and clear. Perfect for getting to those fish in winter holding spots.

The Hatch
Little black and little brown stoneflies, midges.

Fly Patterns
NYMPHS - Pat's Rubber Legs, brown, #6; Hare's Ear Nymph, #10-14; Pheasant Tail Nymph, #14-18; Pink San Juan Worm, #8-10; Montana Prince, tan, #12-16
DRIES - BWO's, #16-20; Purple Haze, #10-18
STREAMERS - Sparkle Minnow #6 in Olive; Zonkers #6, 8 in Natural, Olive, or Yellow; Kreelex Fly #6 in Copper/Gold, Gold/Silver, or Purple/Silver.

This report was written by Blackfoot River Outfitters (Flint Creek Outdoors): http://www.blackfootriver.com
(406) 859-9500

Apr 04 Montana Trout Outfitters

April 4

Rock Creek is the other good local option at the moment. Water levels are a little above average but clarity is good and the stream is still wadeable. The lower 13 miles and the very upper few miles around Ghilles bridge are your best bet. Access further up Rock Creek road can be dicey this time of year. Nymphing the deep runs and slowly swinging streamers are the most effective techniques currently. Rock Creek does get Skwalas and you may be able to move a few fish on a dry fly or dry/dropper rig. The March Brown mayfly hatch should be starting soon and that produces some great dry fly fishing on Rock Creek.

Fly Fishing Guide - Missouri River Reports

This report was written by Montana Trout Outfitters: http://www.mttroutguides.com/
(406) 544-3516

Apr 03 Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop
Rating: 3/5

Rock Creek Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating

3/5

April 3, 2019

Rock Creek has been going up and down the last few days with snow melting in the valley. Its still fishable, but that can sometimes put the fish off. Nymphing is still the way to go with Double Bead Stones, 20 Inchers, Skwala Stones, San Juans, Lightning Bugs and Rubberlegs. Slow rolling streamers like JJ Specials, Sparkle Minnows, Buggers and the like will get you a few bigger fish.

This report was written by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop: http://grizzlyhackle.com/
(406) 721-8996

Mar 29 Blackfoot River Outfitters (Flint Creek Outdoors)
Rating: 3/5

Rock Creek is perhaps the best option in the Clark Fork drainage for consistent winter and early spring angling. During this time of year, trout are more and more concentrated in the deeper runs and out of the long shallows they inhabit throughout the summer and fall. Nymphing and swinging are the name of the game, but do not rule out rising fish during midge hatches on warmer days, especially when the sun is on the water.

BEST TECHNIQUES Streamers, nymphs, dries if you see rising fish.

TIPS OF THE WEEK

1. Fish the stretches that see the most sun.

2. Cast streamers across and slightly downstream, and slowly strip.

3. Nymph deep and slow.

4. Bring your studs, the creek is slick!

7 DAY OUTLOOK

Were in for a little weather but it should be perfect streamer conditions. Good luck from Flint Creek Outdoors. Were open 7:30-5 Thursday Monday. Be sure to stop in to talk to Josh, grab a coffee and some Orvis gear, and grab flies from the the best fly selection in the region.
Conditions
Low and clear. Perfect for getting to those fish in winter holding spots.

The Hatch
Little black and little brown stoneflies, midges.

Fly Patterns
NYMPHS - Pat's Rubber Legs, brown, #6; Hare's Ear Nymph, #10-14; Pheasant Tail Nymph, #14-18; Pink San Juan Worm, #8-10; Montana Prince, tan, #12-16
DRIES - BWO's, #16-20; Purple Haze, #10-18
STREAMERS - Sparkle Minnow #6 in Olive; Zonkers #6, 8 in Natural, Olive, or Yellow; Kreelex Fly #6 in Copper/Gold, Gold/Silver, or Purple/Silver.

This report was written by Blackfoot River Outfitters (Flint Creek Outdoors): http://www.blackfootriver.com
(406) 859-9500

Mar 28 Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop
Rating: 3/5

Rock Creek Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating

3/5

March 28, 2019

Rock Creek is fishing good both the lower end and upper parts. The road between is still not great, so if youre going to fish the Upper Creek head through Phillipsburg. A few fish are rising to midges in the afternoons, but its still a sub-surface game. San Juans, Double Bead Stones, 20 Inchers, Skwala Nymphs, Rubberlegs and PTs fished in the slower water. The streamer thing is hit or miss with the colder water temps. If youre itching to throw streamers just slow everything down and get them down. Slow twitching or even dead drifting them will get you more action. Smaller JJ Specials, Sparkle Minnows, EP Minnows, Smoke N Mirrors, Mini Dungeons and Buggers.

This report was written by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop: http://grizzlyhackle.com/
(406) 721-8996

Fly Shop Directory

Website: http://www.bitterrootflycompany.com
Phone Number: 406-821-1624
Address: 808-1/2 N. Main, Darby, MT 59829
Website: http://www.blackfootriver.com
Phone Number: (406) 859-9500
Address: 116 W Broadway St, Philipsburg, MT 59858
Website: http://grizzlyhackle.com/
Phone Number: (406) 721-8996
Address: 215 West Front Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Website: http://www.kingfisherflyshop.com/
Phone Number: (406) 721-6141
Address: 926 East Broadway Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Website: http://www.missoulianangler.com/
Phone Number: (406) 728-7766
Address: 802 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801
Website: http://www.mttroutguides.com/
Phone Number: (406) 544-3516
Address: 6108 Raelene Court, Missoula, MT 59803
Website: http://www.kingfisherflyshop.com
Phone Number: 406-721-6141
Address: 926 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
Website: http://www.thestonefly.com/
Phone Number: (406) 494-0707
Address: 2205 Amherst, Butte, MT 59701