Bitterroot River

Fishing Report + Rating


October 15, 2018

The Bitterroot is still fishing great.  Cold nights are making for tough morning fishing, so no need to get out early.  Mahoganies are still out and fishing in the sun was good this past weekend.  CDC Duns, Tilt Wing Duns, Biot Bodies and P-Hazes for the afternoon risers.  A few BWO’s around, but we won’t see that many until we get clouds.  Nymphing with PT’s, Princes, Copper Johns, Psycho Mays, San Juans and Eggs has been good.  Fish are still holding in faster water than you think.  Streamer fishing has been good as of late.  In the bright sun this week, just slow everything down and make sure you are getting your fly down.  A sink tip or sinking leader is a must, unless you are dead drifting under a bobber.  Cheech Leeches, Complex Buggers, Mini Dungeons, Baby Gongas, JJ Specials and EP Minnows.

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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