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.
Fishing Report + Rating
March 23, 2023
The Bitterroot is fishing good right now. The water is way low for this time of year, making for easier wade fishing and tougher floating. Lot’s of downed trees out there, be careful. It’s also busy, so be nice out there. We all share the river. Skwala’s are out here and there, nothing crazy just yet, but you can start to throw dries! Rogue Stones, Cadillac Skwala, Rastaman’s, Kurt’s Egg Drop, Evan’s Baby and Dancing Ricky’s in the afternoon. Put a dropper off the back to double your chances. Nymphing has still been the most consistent way to fish. Stonefly nymphs like 20 Inchers, Hare’s Ear Double Bead Stones, Explosion Stones, TJ Hookers, Rubberlegs with a San Juan or dark Perdigon dropper. The streamer fishing has been decent when the sun is out. Stick with it and you could be rewarded. Big streamers aren’t quite working, stick with smaller ones like Space Invaders, Lil’ Kim, Mini Peanut Envy, Mini Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows and Mason’s Juniors.
Lot’s of downed trees in stretches this summer. Give us a call for up to date information.
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