Streams Outside of Yellowstone National Park
.............................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

01/06/09

Fly Fishing the Blackfoot River - Part Three

In the previous article,  I began writing about our experience on the Blackfoot River
before I completed my description of the river down to its confluence with the Clarke
Fork River. I will pick back up there.

The section of the river I failed to mention is the section from Johnsrud Park
downstream. It flows along highway 200, so accessing the stream is easy. There are
several access sites along the road. The river is as big as it gets in this section. There
are a lot of long, deep pools between riffles. Both rainbows and brown trout are
present. The river is also accessible from its opposite side in the section. Roads are
present along most of the river. The Bonner Dam stops the flow of the river about two
miles upstream from its confluence with the Clarke Fork. You can fish the river below
the dam.