West Fork Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Daily River Report

October 3, 2015

Fishing Rating:


The West Fork has been fishing decent. In the morning Fall Baetis and Trico’s can be found in decent numbers, size 16-20 works best with an Spinner trailing behind. Hoppers are really slowing down but you can definitely get a fish to eat one. Your best option will be throwing any of those dries with a dropper such as Zebra Midges, Copper Johns, Lightning Bugs, and the good old Pat’s Rubber Legs. In the evening Fall Baetis make one last appearance before day’s end along with smaller dries such as Copper Haze’s, Purple Hazes, and Mahogany Flash Cripples sizes 12-16. Brown Trout are also on the hunt on the lower root, if you want a shot at these guys, ditch the dries and throw BIG Articulated Streamers, or anything with a lot of flash to get their attention.

Try a Patagonia Stormfront Hip Pack on the West Fork.  Our favorite for wade fishing!

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