The Bitterroot River fishing report
Bitterroot River Fly Fishing trips» Float or Wade Western and Tenkara
The Bitterroot River fishing report is for our home river. The Bitterroot river meanders through the Bitterroot valley filled with fantastic scenery. It is bordered on the west by the rugged Bitterroot Mountains and on the east by the beautiful Sapphire Mountain range. The Bitterroot River including the East Fork Bitterroot and West Fork Bitterroot has over 100 miles of fishable water that supports a healthy population of wild West Slope Cutthroat, Rainbow ,Brown, Brook Trout and Mountain Whitefish. There are also Pike in the lower stretches. The Bitterroot River is a very diverse freestone river and is renowned for its dry fly fishing and many major aquatic insect hatches. This river differs greatly over its 100 mile journey. From the upper reaches of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River which is a tail water controlled by Painted Rocks Reservoir with its faster pocket water filled with riffles, runs and rock gardens, to the lower Bitterroot River with its deep holes, long runs, riffles and slow water.
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