Winter in the Bitterroot.

After a mild fall, winter is finally settling into the Bitterroot. Snow pack is beginning to build and we are at 90% of normal already. Hopefully the snow will continue and provide good stream flows in 2013. I haven’t been doing much fishing lately, mostly hunting and now skiing. If you are into winter fly fishing there are some opportunities on the river. Most of the action is subsurface with streamers and nymphs fished deep in the slower runs. On warmer afternoons you may get a very narrow window of dry fly activity on midges and BWO’s. I will update my report throughout winter with river conditions and snow pack levels ..