Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Upper Blackfoot River - July 2, 2009

The upper Blackfoot is still high and off color. With the recent thunderstorms, expect the river to start clearing this week and into next week. There were no fly hatches of note, except a few dragon flies were beginning to hatch. There were a few caddis flies but with the water off color and unusually high there was no dry fly activity. We caught 12-15 fish. All the fish we caught were cutthroats, and mine were all > 12", with one 16" and one 20". My father landed a 20". All the bigger fish were caught on bead headed brown woolly worms; Size 4-6.

In a few weeks the hoppers will be hot and with a lot of water in the Upper Blackfoot, the big fish may hold in the river. Good luck.

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