Bitterroot River Fishing Report at Darby

Daily River Report

Nov 7, 2015

Fishing Rating:


The Bitterroot recently received a great shot in the arm with the rain we had. The river spiked last week 3 times its flow and is dropping back in but it has made for some great nymphing. Also streamers are producing great fish! If you like dry fly fishing, look for baetis patterns all day. BWOs are hatching.

If you see some of these bugs coming off however, give em a shot. Throw on a BWO or a Quiggly Hackle Stacker BWO, and you might just find a few top water hungry trout! Other than finding action on top, throwing the ever faithful rubberlegs with a purple prince will find you some fish.

Make sure you are stocked up on Zonkers, Bellyaches, Sculpzillas, and Bellydancers, because those big nasty fish are devouring big nasty flies right now. Another must have pattern is the Sparkle Minnow or the Kreelex fly.

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