Bitterroot River Fishing Report by Blackfoot River Outfitters 5.14.21
By angelamontana

Posted: May 16, 2021

If you’re wondering what fishing the Bitterroot River is like, here is some info provided by Blackfoot River Outfitters as of May 14th:

5-Day Outlook as of 5/14/21

After a week of dropping flows and increasing clarity the Bitterroot is starting to rise again. Warm weather this weekend and early next week won’t help. Highs in the low to mid-60’s this weekend. Highs in the 70’s and 80’s over the next week with overnight temps in the mid 40’s.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/14/21

Indicator and streamer fishing will be your best bet with high dirty water. Big flies will help the fish see your bugs. Think large profiles, hot beads and flash. Red/White and Whitefish have been good colors for Pike flies. Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area stop in- WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR BRAND NEW LOCATION AT 275 N. RUSSELL STREET IN MISSOULA- for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.

Current Conditions as of 5/14/21

After a week of dropping flows and increasing clarity the Bitterroot is starting to rise again. Warm weather this weekend and early next week won’t help. Highs in the low to mid-60’s this weekend. Highs in the 70’s and 80’s over the next week with overnight temps in the mid 40’s.