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.

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August 10, 2022

Hoot owl restrictions are in effect on the whole Bitterroot (excludes East and Westforks)  Fishing is open from midnight to 2 pm each day.

The Bitterroot is low and the fishing has been slow.  The floating has been impossible in some stretches and hard in others.  Wade fishing is your best option and the water is low enough to get around without a problem.  Terrestrials are the name of the game right now with Hoppers, Ants and Beetles as well as attractor dry flies like P-Haze, Brindle Chute, Royal Wulff’s and Hippie Stompers.  Throw a Jig PT, Jig Prince, Rubberlegs or San Juan off the back of your hopper if they aren’t coming up for the dry.

Lot’s of downed trees in stretches this summer.  Give us a call for up to date information.

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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