Bitterroot Fishing Report

December 19, 2017

 

Get to fishing while you still can. Fishing on the Bitterroot has been decent for winter time fishing. Anytime to temps are in the upper 30's gives it a pleasant feeling to being on the water this time of year. It's primarily a nymphing game right now. With water temps in the low 30's you won't get the fish to move much for your offering. Make sure to get it in front of their face. Look for the slower water to be holding the majority of the fish, however they will periodically move into the riffles should there be any insect activity to feed on emerging insects. 

 

Here is a list of flies you should have in your fly box for a winter day of fishing on the Bitterroot:

 

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 

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