Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating


December 4, 2019

The Bitterroot is always a good option in the winter, especially if you get days in the upper 30’s or 40’s.  The rest of the week looks like it will get into the 40’s.  That means the afternoons should fish pretty good sub-surface.  Nymphing will be the best way to get into fish this winter with Rubberlegs, San Juans, Lightning Bugs, Princes, PT’s and Eggs should be your staples.  Fish the slower inside bends and drop offs where the water is walking speed.  Streamer fishing is always an option in the winter and fishing deep and slow is the way to go.  Dead drifting, slow jigging or swinging in the same spots you would fish your nymphs.  White/Gold or Olive/Gold are good colors on the Bitterroot in the winter.

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