June 20th Fishing Report

Our water is shaping up here in the Bitterroot, we are seeing the flows starting to balance out and that slow moving fishy water reappearing after runoff. The salmon flies are being joined by green drakes, golden stone flies, and caddis, dry fly fishing is best in the afternoons so be prepared with a dry dropper option prior to when the bugs start moving. A great pairing option for nymphs will be a jig perdigon, rubber legs, or a tungsten jig pheasant tail. For those of you partial to streamer fishing we'd recommend a wooly bugger or sparkle minnow. 

The flows are coming down and predicted to get even better over the next week. Currently the lower river is 2340 CFS, upper river is 1500 CFS, and the West fork is 500 CFS. As the levels keep changing make sure you stay diligent in checking the water ways prior to floating.