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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January 20, 2022

The Bitterroot is a good winter option and is ice free right now.  No need to get out early and boat ramps are still full of snow and ice.  If you do float bring a rope to pull out at places where you might get your truck stuck if you go to far to the rivers edge.  Wading is a great option this time of year.  After all the bite window is short.  Double nymph rigs with Rubberlegs, Double Bead Stones, Jig PT’s, Jig Princes, Perdigons and San Juans.  Fish the slower drop offs and inside bends.  Streamer fishing weighted streamers slow and in deeper water is a good option.  Frankenstein Sculpins, Jig Leeches, Mini-Dungeons, Heisenbergs, Sparkle Minnows and Skiddish Smolts.

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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