Fishing Report: August 10, 2010

The Bitterroot river is in great shape thanks to releases from Painted Rocks dam and some recent rain storms. Flows and temperatures will remain favorable to trout throughout August and into the fall. Fishing has slowed a bit in the past week as the major bug hatches of summer have waned. There are still a few hatches of pmd’s, goldens and caddis around but the trouts major focus is on terrestrials. Grasshoppers have turned up late due to the cool spring but are in full swing and on the trouts radar. Beetles, Ants and Spruce Moths are also on the trouts diet. Look for the first of the fall may fly hatches ( Tricos & Hecubas ) to begin in about two weeks. See ya on the river.