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July 29, 2020 Bitterroot River Update

The Bitterroot continues to fish well as we move into a very warm and dry season. While the flows remain a little higher than normal it is a great time to wade and find those selective fish. While there are pods of fish still working Mayflies in the morning the best fishing seems to be later when the Yellow Sallies come off and the Hopper bite improves. For finicky early morning fish, try a soft hackle swung behind your primary fly. As always, priority is getting your first good cast and drift on the first cast!

Flies we like right now are Moorish hoppers in tan and pink, brindlechutes in 14 and plan Bs in 14.


Stay safe, and if your floating watch for the wood in the water, as it continues to drop many channels and braids are blocked.


Visit the "Resources" section of our website to get a live river report from the State of Montana as well as weather updates. You can also call us at (406) 493-1502 to speak us in further detail.


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