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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October 22, 2021

Fall Colors are popping on the Bitterroot and the dry fly fishing is still going!  BWO’s and Mahoganies are out on most cloudy days.  It will turn into mainly BWO’s here soon, but there are still some sz 14 Mahoganies getting fish up.  For the BWO’s stick with sz 18 Tilt Wings, Flash Cripples, Comparaduns and Extended Bodies.  A Para-Wulff or P-Haze will work in a pinch too.  Nymphing in the mornings has been good, but you’ll have to wade through the whitefish to get to some trout.  Just use a bigger San Juan or Rubberlegs if you want to keep the whitefish off.  Or just catch the whitefish and have some fun.  Streamer fishing will get better as the clouds stick around for the next while.  Mini-Dungeons, Heisenbergs, Baby Gonga’s, Sparkle Minnows, Lil Kim’s and Skiddish Smolts are all good options.

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