June River Report
Hello folks, Salmon Flies have been spotted and the river is dropping to a fishable level. Good evening, Jeff Gray here with your updated fishing report for the Bitterroot River. Yes, you heard correctly there have been Salmon Flies spotted in our area rivers and some fish have been keying on them. The weather has been unpredictable the last few days, but those who have ventured out have had some decent fishing. We will likely see a big improvement on the fishing and the weather over the next few days. As the water temps warm the bugs and fish will become more active. The current flow coming out of Painted Rocks dam is 1320 CFS, that's down slightly over the past few days. The Darby gauge is indicating a dropping flow of 4480 CFS. What do these numbers mean? Well, we like to see the West Fork at or below 1000 CFS for comfortable floating and the fishing seems to improve with a little less water in the system. For now a nymph rig, dry dropper or streamer is the best way to go. I'm optimistic that we'll have consistent dry fly fishing by the end of this week. We are not aware of any particular obstacles as of right now, but as the flows drop there are sure to be some issues. If you experience any, we would be happy to hear from you to pass on the info. We'll be on the water everyday from here on out so expect more timely updates from us.
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