Bitterroot River Fishing Report at Darby

Daily River Report

January 26, 2016

Fishing Rating:


The Bitterroot is by far the best local winter fishery right now. Nymphing is your best option as the fish are hunkered down in their winter holding water. Look for slow seams and the insides of bends with walking speed water and you’ll find the fish. Spend your time on these areas and fish every inch. Flies to have right now are Eggs, San Jauns, Lightning Bugs, Princes, Rubberlegs and Zebra Midges.

For the dry fly enthusiast there are a few opportunities in the afternoon with some midge action happening. It’s sporadic activity, but we have caught a few fish on dries already this year. If you see fish rising in the slower water put on a sz 20-22 Griffith’s Gnat, P-Haze or P-Adams.

Recommended Flies

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