Blackfoot River Fishing Report

Daily River Report

May 2, 2016

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The Blackfoot shaped up in literally a day on Friday.  It’s big, but the clarity is perfect and we are seeing March Browns, Gray Drakes and a few Mother’s Day Caddis.  Get it while you can as the rivers will most likely blow out by the end of the week with the warm temps settling in.  Gray Drakes in the afternoon with Carnage Drakes, P-Hazes, P-Adams and Cripples doing the trick.  Caddis in the evening with an X-Caddis or Elk Hair the best bug.  Nymphing is also getting some nice fish.  Double Bead Stones, Princes, PTs, San Juans and Rubberlegs.  Streamer fishing will take a back seat this week with bright skies, but you never know in these water conditions.  Dead drifting a Zonker or Sparkle Minnow with a San Juan trailer on the inside bends can get you into some really big fish this time of year.

The river is big, be cautious both floating and wading.  The water can be faster and deeper than you think.  Scout things out and make sure you know where to go if you’re floating.  If you’re a novice rower, don’t go.  It’s not worth getting into trouble.  BE CAREFUL!

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