Bitterroot River

Fishing Report + Rating


June 15, 2018

The Bitterroot has dropped below normal for this time of year, but is start to climb back up.  We had a few cold days/nights that made it drop so hard and it will climb a bit with warmer days.  Fishing has been on and off this week with really good days and very tough days.  The Westfork has Salmonflies on it.  If you follow the big big it’s time to head up there.  We should see Green Drakes this weekend in force too with the clouds and rain coming.  Cat Pukes, Big R Bugs, GH Water Walkers, Gee’s Supafly, Sofa Pillows, Bitch Creeks, Yuk Bugs, Rubberlegs, San Juans and PT’s.  The middle to lower river is still a nymphing deal with big stoneflies and san jauns being the key.  Stick to the side channels as most of the fish still aren’t in the main river.  Don’t forget streamers this weekend Sparkle Minnows, Cheech Leeche’s, Dungeons, Bling Minnows, Hawg Hookers and Smoke N Mirrors.

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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