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September 27, 2016

Streamflow - 223 CFS Temperature - 50-56° F

     The rainy weather last week has kept the water levels on Rock Creek healthy for the time of year, and the fishing has picked up as a result.  This week, we are having some nice, warm sunny weather that is creating good fishing conditions.  On Monday afternoon, I saw virtually no traffic going up the road, so there are undoubtedly lots of fishing holes that are open up the Creek. 

     Purple Hazes and other purple attractors have been the most consistent patterns, but you can also use terrestrials, October caddis, and small mayflies / crippled emergers and have some solid production.  And as we move into October, streamers become more and more viable of an option.

     There is good fishing to be had, and fewer people up here (especially on the weekdays), so if you have some free time and want to fish, come up to Rock Creek!

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

September 19, 2016

Streamflow - 206 CFS Temperature - 52-56° F

     It's been up and down fishing so far, which is partly due to the fluctuating weather.  We've had some mornings where the temps dipped below freezing, and this week is supposed to be a rainy one.  That means for the time being the best production is going to come from nymph and streamer fishing, though in the right windows, smaller dries like BWOs or crippled emerger mayflies will produce well. 

     For your nymphs, keep using smaller hare's ears, pheasant tails, and prince nymphs, or keep dropping October caddis nymphs on them.  If you fish streamers, black buggers have been successful as have rainbow or brown trout imitations

     Fishing may be up and down right now, but Rock Creek always tends to recover quickly.  Watch for a consistent patch of decent weather if you are looking for dry fly production.  Towards the end of this week, we are supposed to have pretty consistent rain, so for those of you who don't mind venturing out in wetter condition, it should be great for the subsurface fishing.

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

September 12, 2016

Streamflow - 189 CFS Temperature - 50-56° F

     Apologies for not getting a report out sooner, we've been having issues with updating pages on our website recently.  Things are back on track now, though, and we're ready to roll out some September reports for Rock Creek.

     The water temps have cooled significantly in the past few weeks, and bigger fish have been moving throughout the day as a result.  If it's warm enough, you can still use grasshopper or other terrestrial patterns, but for the most part, we've given way to our staple fall fishing patterns.  Try elk hair caddis, October caddis, Mahogany Duns, or BWOs for your dry flies.

     Nymphing and streamer fishing is also doing really well now.  Of course, our Wonderbugger patterns are great options this time of year, but you can also fish Hare's Ear droppers or our own Orange Serendipity pattern, which resembles the October caddis nymph well.

     Now that Labor Day has come and gone, there are fewer crowds up here and plenty of open water and great fishing.  Some come on up and wet a line out here at Rock Creek!

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