Bitterroot River is a fly fishing location in Missoula County, Montana.
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Latest trip report: Bitterroot River
Report posted on 03/20/2011
Bitterroot River March 17, 2011
Flow: 338 CFS at Darby and 1180 CFS at Missoula
Hatches: SKWALAS!!! Midges, Neumoras, Capnias.
Comments: Game On! Fish are starting to look for Skwalas in the afternoons and it will only get better, unless all the mid and low elevation snow comes down at once. Nymphing is very effective for the first part of the day. Stick with DB stone and rubberlegs in 8-12, worms, small princes and copper johns. Switch to dries like Rogue Skwalas, PK stones, Rastaman Skwalas for the afternoons.
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(03/20/11 by missoulianangler)
Spent the last 2 days floating the Bitteroot River. We had a super hatch,
mottled winged mayflies size 12, ammelitus I think, but every outfitter/
guide selfclaiming entemologists say they are something different. Brown
mayfly size 12, a parachute adams, or purple haze worked well for the
window on the 5th, the hatch was fast and furious, we stuck a bunch of
nice fish from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The 6th of May was a little tougher,
didn't get the bugs where we where, we caught some fish nymphing soft
inside corners, and slower/ foam/ bounce lines. SJ worms and stone nymphs
were working. Be careful the river is bumping and moving fast.
(05/07/09 by mtflyfishguide)