Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Fishing Report + Rating


August 14, 2019

The Bitterroot saw a big cool off in water temps in the last couple of days which is great for the fish and the fishing.  This week’s cooler temps should see better fishing.  Terrestrials are the main thing out right now with Hoppers, Ants and Beetles being the main menu items.  We are seeing a few Trico Clouds and that should only get better as we are getting into tiny dry fly season.  Trico’s are a sz 18-22 and the fishing is a lot of fun as you’re presentation has to be spot on to get those fish to eat.  Get your Trico box ready to go for the next time you get out in the next month.  The Trico hatch usually lasts a while and the longer it goes the tougher the fish get, but it is a blast to get a 20 inch fish on a sz 20 dry fly!

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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