Bitterroot River Montana Fishing Report 4-24-2013

Flows:  1300 cfs in Missoula

Water temperatures:  42-47 degrees

Best time of day:  12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hatches:  skwala stoneflies, March browns, gray drakes, blue winged olives

Patterns:  Pat’s stonefly, bh pheasant tail nymph, Parachute March brown, parachute Adams, purple haze, March brown emerger, gray drake emerger

 

Bitterroot conditions are still great and will continue through the weekend.  Nymphing will always carry the day and dry fly action has been solid in the afternoons.  Look for rising fish near the banks and in the wood and be ready to lose some gear.  If you’re not clipping brush you’re not close enough.  Spring conditions have never been better!

 

Blackfoot River!