Entries by EddieO

Runoff is upon us!

The Bitterroot river is on the rise and the beginning of high water is here. There won’t be many fishing opportunities on the Bitterroot until high water begins to recede in early June… If you are looking for fishing opportunities in May , Montana has several tail waters. I usually guide guests on the Missouri […]

4th of July !

The Bitterroot is in great shape and continues to fish well. Abundant hatches and good water conditions make this one of the best times of year for dry fly fishing. Sporadic rains and cool weather is keeping water temps down and the entire river from Painted rocks to Missoula fishing. Happy Independence Day ! Hatches: […]

Spring fishing.

The Bitterroot river is finally on the drop again thanks to some below average temperatures over the last few days. A week ago it looked like the runoff was underway, but spring has thrown us another curve. This drop in flows has given us another shot at some decent fishing. There are still plenty of […]

Bitterroot fishing improving.

The river ice has melted off the main river in the last 2 weeks and the Bitterroot is finally fishable. Most if not all of the action has been had by fishing nymph rigs. Large numbers of Skwala nymphs are staging along the edges of the river waiting for warmer temperatures to emerge. Water temps […]

Where is spring?

In most years early March marks the beginning of the spring fishing season in the Bitterroot. Skwala nymphs begin migrating to the river banks preparing for their emergence by the middle of the month. 2019 is a much different story. Last weeks storms dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the valley and we […]

Seasons Greetings!

I would like to thank all my customers and friends who supported Fishs Eddy O in 2018. Wishing all of you the best this Holiday season and a Happy New Year! Look for updates and fishing reports to begin in January of 2019.