Bitterroot River Fishing Report by Grizzly Hackle 6.17.20
By angelamontana

Posted: June 19, 2020

Planning on fishing the Bitterroot River?  Here’s the latest from Grizzly Hackle!

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June 17, 2020

The Bitterroot has gone up with the rain we got last night.  If we don’t get much more it will start to drop.  We’ll keep you updated.

The Upper Bitterroot has Salmonflies, even with the cooler weather.  We should also start to see Goldens and Green Drakes up there this week.  Flies to have for the upper right now are Gee’s Supa Salmonfly, Rogue Stones, Water Walkers (Salmonflies and Goldens), Chubby’s, Dancin’ Ricky’s, Green Drake Flash Cripples, Green Drake Extended Bodies, P-Hazes.  Mid-river to Missoula you’ll be nymphing, but we will start to see more bugs this week and next.  Look for Goldens of all sizes to get going any day now, as well as Green Drakes when the clouds are out.  Until then nymphing Goldenstone nymphs like 20 Inchers, Tungsten Goldens, Rubberlegs, Prince with a San Juan or sz 12 Jig PT off the back.  The next few days of clouds should bring great streamer fishing if you like throwing the big stuff.  Dungeons, Smoke N Mirrors, Silvey’s Sculpin, EP Minnows, Mason’s Juniors and Boogiemen are a good bet.

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