The river had been shaping up nicely and producing good fishing on Salmon flies until the recent rains hit. The Bitterroot has experienced 3 days of heavy rain and the river is back on the rise making for some difficult fishing. Dry weather is in the forecast and the river will drop quickly once the […]
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After an unusually high runoff thanks to above average snow pack, it looks like the Bitterroot River peaked on May 25th and is on the decline. The river has dropped about 2000 cfs in the last week… I am estimating that the river will be in shape by about the middle of June… Salmon flies […]
The fishing continues to improve as we move into April. The spring hatches are in full swing and we are getting into some of the best fishing of the year. Along with Skwala’s we are seeing good numbers of Nemouras, Capnia, March Browns, Gray drakes, BWO’s and midges. Flows have bumped gradually over the last […]
After a slow start, dry fly fishing is beginning to improve. Water temps on the Bitterroot have been cold but are gradually warming. This has the stone flies hatching and the fish looking up. The best action is in the afternoon when water temps are the highest. Skwala’s and Nemoura’s are the predominant hatches right […]
After a long hot summer and early fall the weather has finally turned more fall like. While all local rivers are low they are still in good shape and fishable. Fishing restrictions have been lifted for weeks and water levels are rising while temps are dropping.. The fish are also responding to these changes. Cooler […]
Hot weather and low water has been the name of the game lately. a lower then normal snowpack and early runoff has put a damper on river levels.The Bitterroot and other local rivers are running below average levels and water temps are up on the lower river. FWP has imposed fishing restrictions on the Bitteroot […]