10/16/20 Fishing Report
Happy Fall! With the growing presence of snow capped mountains and vibrant yellow aspen trees the rivers are losing the crowds as avid fisherman turn into dedicated hunters. The rivers however are still producing! In recent days there has been a good presence of October Caddis. With this past weeks rain fall we should see good numbers for both BWO's (18-20) and Mahogany's(14-16) as well. Stock up on small dries! It is worth spending time over rising fish, be prepared to go small! Streamer fishing is continuing to get better and better. Big fish are definitely getting more agitated and ready to strike on an enticing streamer. The Sculpzilla and Sparkle Minnow have seen recent success following this past weeks rain fall. With this cold weather give the water some time to warm up into the day. In recent days streamers have been getting torn up mid afternoon to evening time. Slap the banks and get as close to woody debris as you can. Trust the streamer, this weekend and into the following weeks of the year, there are big fish out there to be caught. Nymphing has also been fairly effective. The bigger nymphs have been more sought after by hungry trout Pats Rubber Legs, San Juan Worm, and or a Balanced Leach sizes (8-12) would all be viable options. Stop in to stock up on flies and ask for more information. Good-Luck this weekend and into next week, as the water level is dropping fishing should be rewarding!
Bitterroot at Darby 366 CFS
Bitterroot at Bell Crossing 966 CFS
West Fork of The Bitterroot 97 CFS