Bitterroot River

Fishing Report + Rating


August 15, 2018

We are starting to see Trico’s on the lower river.  Not full on yet, but any day we’ll be throwing the smallest dries of the year to big picky fish.  Could happen tomorrow even.  Make sure to have a box of Trico’s like Tucker’s Twiggy, Organza Spinners, GT’s and Sunken Spinners in sizes 18-20.  If you have a hard time seeing your flies use a point fly like a sz 18 Purple Haze, Para-Wulff or Parachute Adams.  Spinners will fall from 10-noon depending on how hot the day is.  After Trico’s it’s hopper time.  We’ve been getting some nice fish on hoppers and if you stick with it you’ll be rewarded.  Fat Albert’s, Evan’s Baby’s, More or Less, Morrish and Noble Chernobyl’s.  Drop a Prince, PT or Rubberlegs off the back to up your chances.  Fish tight to the banks and cover.  The higher up in the sun gets the closer to cover the fish are getting.

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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