Where to Fish Bear Creek

Bear Creek Bear Creek


Bear Creek, a small 2nd order tributary to the lower Blackfoot River, flows 6 miles north to its mouth where it enters the Blackfoot River at river mile 12.2 with a base-flow of 3-5 cfs. Its headwaters drain the east and southeastern slopes of Olsen Mountain in the Garnet Mountain range with stream gradients ranging from 460ft/mile in the upper reaches to 135ft/mile in the lower mile of stream. In 2010, all former Plum Creek Timber Company land in the Bear Creek drainage was transferred to DNRC. Bear Creek is one of the colder tributaries to the lower Blackfoot River.

Mile Upper 5.686
Mile Lower 0.0
Directions
Mouth Latitude/Longitude 46.90717 -113.68483
Status of the Fishery
Bear Creek supports predominately rainbow trout and lower numbers of brown trout and brook trout in the lower stream and westslope cutthroat trout in the upper basin mixed with very low densities of juvenile bull trout.
FWP Region Region 2 
County Missoula
Fishing District Western

Main Contact

Blackfoot - Region 2

Blackfoot
Region 2


Manager

Patrick Saffel
Fisheries Manager
psaffel@mt.gov
(406) 542-5507
Blackfoot
Region 2

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