Bitterroot River on the rise!

While the warm weather of the past week got the skwala’s hatching and fish rising it also has the river rising.  We were starting to see some of the most consistent dry fly action of the spring. However, it doesn’t take much heat to get the water rising with a snowpack of 163%… There isn’t much if any dry fly action currently and if you want to catch fish the best method is fishing nymphs and streamers deep in the slower softer runs.. If the weather cools , the river could stabilize and drop. This scenario would give us another window of dry fly opportunity. The  chances of this are not great as air temperatures are moving up as we move into spring. The tailwater rivers ( Missouri, Beaverhead) are another option when local freestone rivers are high and colored. I’ll update the report as conditions change… See ya on the river….