Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating


January 16, 2020

The Bitterroot is fishing pretty good for this time of year.  It’s been such a mild winter that the river is wide open and the fish are eating nymphs consistently.  A double nymph rig with a San Juan, Lightning Bug, PT, Rubberlegs, Double Bead Stone or Egg fished in the inside bends, slow drop offs and anywhere there is some depth and walking speed water.  There are a few midges out in the afternoons and a well presented Griffith’s Gnat or Hanging Midge will get eaten in the right places.  No need to fish in the morning, afternoons are the best time for a few hours.

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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