Bitterroot River Fishing Report
Our Bitterroot river fishing report comes to you straight from the river! We tell it like it is and take pride in providing the most accurate Missoula fishing report available. When you want to know how the fishing is, what tactics to use, or what flies to tie on, we’re you’re one-stop Missoula fly shop.
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August 2, 2021
The Bitterroot is getting low and water temps are getting high on the lower end. We’d suggest fishing on the upper end to find cooler water. This week we have up and down weather and the end of the week looks like it will cool off. That will be good for the fish and for fishing. Get out at sun up and be off the water by 1-2 pm to take advantage of cooler water temps. It’s terrestrial time with Hoppers, Ants and Beetles and a few Spruce Moth’s out. Make sure to have a few different colors and sizes of hoppers. We like Yeti, Morrish, Thunder Thighs and Sweetgrass hoppers. Drop a beadhead nymph like a dark Perdigon, Spanish Bullet, Duracell, San Juan or Rubberlegs off the back to double your chances. Attractor dry flies like Stimi’s, Hippie Stompers, Amy’s Ant’s, P-Hazes and Royal Wulff’s are another way to get fish to come up in the mornings.
1/2 off Friday’s are still happening, every Friday all year long. (1/2 off your first dozen dries or nymphs)
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