How’s the Bitterroot Fishing?
The weather man has been flat out wrong over the past week or so. What was seeming like good fishing weather has certainly not came to be. With low temperatures in the low teens and high's in the upper 20's we've been seeing quite a bit of slush ice and shelf ice making for some tough fishing conditions. There are a few select places where you can get away from the Ice flows, but your best bet is to wait it out. We may see some warming temps later this week. We will keep you updated as things progress.
When things do clear here are the flies to use on the Bitterroot River: NYMPHS: #14-16 Jig Head - Tung Bead PT #14-16 Jig Head - Tung Bead Brush Hog #12-14 Jig Head - Tung Bead Prince #14-16 Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail #8-12 Black and Coffee Rubber Legs #8-12 Tan and Coffee Rubber Legs #16 Shop Vac #18 Blue Electric Midge #14-18 Lightening Bug
#10 Tungsten Rubber Worm
DRY FLIES: #16-20 Purple Haze #14-16 Brindle Chute #18 BWO Emerger #20 Parachute Midge STREAMERS: #6 Olive Big Gulp Sculpin #6 Tan Big Gulp Sculpin #4 Olive Circus Peanut #4 Olive Butt Monkey #4 Olive Sex Dungeon #4 Tan Sex Dungeon