Blue Stream Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing Report for:

Flint Creek - Maxville - Montana

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midge Afternoon #18 - #22 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
February Midge Afternoon #18 - #22 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
March Midge, Blue Winged Olive Afternoon #16 - #20 BWO Emerger, Parachute BWO
April Blue Winged Olive, Skwala Stonefly Morning and Afternoon #12 - #18 Skwala Dry, BWO Dry
May Blue Winged Olive, Caddis, Salmonfly Morning and Afternoon #8 - #18 Salmonfly Dry, Elk Hair Caddis
June Golden Stonefly, PMD, Caddis Morning and Afternoon #12 - #16 Golden Stone, PMD Emerger, Elk Hair Caddis
July Yellow Sally, Caddis, Terrestrials All Day #12 - #18 Yellow Sally Dry, Hopper Patterns, Elk Hair Caddis
August Terrestrials, Caddis, Spruce Moths Morning and Evening #10 - #16 Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, Spruce Moth
September Blue Winged Olive, Mahogany Dun Morning and Afternoon #14 - #18 Parachute BWO, Mahogany Dun Dry
October Blue Winged Olive Afternoon #16 - #20 Parachute BWO, BWO Emerger
November Midge Afternoon #18 - #22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
December Midge Afternoon #18 - #22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

Fly fishing on Flint Creek – Maxville is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, with a plethora of serene spots to choose from. Here are some of the best locations:

  • Rock Creek: Known for its high trout population and stunning vistas, this spot is a fly fisher’s paradise.
  • Ripple Shoals: As one of the creek’s wider spots, it offers an array of options for fishers to choose from, including large brown and rainbow trout.
  • Falling Water Bridge: Nestled beneath an ancient, wooden bridge, this area boasts deep holes that house some big fishes.
  • Silver Lake: Fly fishing in the lake lets you target a variety of species including walleye and bass.
  • Maxville Bridge: Positioned right at the mouth of the creek, it’s a peaceful location that gives you fantastic access to the river’s fish-rich headwaters.

Please remember to check local fishing regulations before your fishing enthusiasm begins.

Best Access Points

Flint Creek, particularly in the Maxville area, offers anglers several exceptional fly fishing points. Apart from the year-round fishing opportunities, fly fishers also enjoy the healthy population of cutthroat and rainbow trout mainly found in these areas:

  • Maxville Bridge: This public stretch from the bridge downstream is loaded with fishes. An accessible bank makes it a favorite for many.
  • Granite Campground: Offering deeper pools and rapids, you can find larger trout here, making it an exciting destination for anglers looking for a challenge.
  • Area downstream of Philipsburg: With plenty of fishes and easy access, it’s perfect for beginners or family outings.
  • Beaver Dam area: This points offer incredible opportunities to hook larger fish, but requires some hiking to reach the spot.

Remember, each point may require different tactics and flies depending on the time of year and local conditions.

Local Fish

  • Brook Trout: Considered by many anglers as the crown jewel amongst fly fishing targets. It thrives in cold, high-altitude waters.
  • Rainbow Trout: Known for its fighting spirit and acrobatic jumps, it’s always a joy to catch on a fly.
  • Brown Trout: A highly revered catch for its wariness and selectivity. Excellent fly fishing species for its size and strength.
  • Smallmouth Bass: Provides exciting top-water action and puts up a great fight, making them a favorite fly fishing target.
  • Largemouth Bass: Ideal for beginners and well-seasoned fly fishers alike. They are aggressive, but elusive, making them a rewarding catch.
  • White Fish: Requires finesse and subtle presentations to catch. A challenge on a fly, but thrilling to land.
  • Yellow Perch: They have a hearty appetite and strike a fly with gusto. A feisty fighter making them fun to reel in.
  • Northern Pike: Exciting predatorial species to catch on a fly. Their aggressive strikes and proficient fight provide unforgettable fly fishing moments.

About The River

Flint Creek – Maxville stands as an emblem of rural America, stretching across the evergreen state of Missouri. Set amidst lush forests and rolling hills, it has been enticing nature lovers for decades. Flint Creek, known for its sparkling waters, was discovered in the early 1800s when pioneers chose its banks to establish settlements. With abundant fish and scenic beauty, it played a crucial part in the areas ecosystem and the settlers’ survival.

  1. In the 1850s, plans were formed to harness its water power, making Flint Creek a cornerstone of local industrial development.
  2. In the early 1900s, the construction of the ‘Flint creek bridge’ facilitated further growth.
Transitioning to Maxville, it’s worth mentioning its unique magnetism. Established in the late 19th century as a railway township, its deeply rooted sense of community and rural charm make it a delightful beacon of Americana.
  • Infamous for its annual ‘Maxville Fair,’ a tradition dating back to 1890.
  • The Fair showcases Maxville’s cultural richness, luring people from across the state.
A visit to Flint Creek – Maxville promises encounters with history, the simplicity of country life, and nature’s bounty.


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