Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

Bitterroot River

Rating - Poor   

Wednesday, May 22 2019
The water has dropped with the cooler weather but it's still running high. You can find some fish in the slower side channels.




Wednesday, May 22 2019



Access Info

Numerous public access sites along highway 93 south of Missoula.

Bitterroot River

Rating - Poor

The water has dropped with the cooler weather but it's still running high. You can find some fish in the slower side channels.


Other Fishing Reports for Missoula


Madison

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
The water has some color. Nymphing has been best. Take some stonefly nymphs, San Juan worms and copper Johns.
Learn More

Salmon, ID

Poor

 New

05/22/2019
Fishing has been poor with the high muddy water.
Learn More

Missouri

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
Try lightning bugs, Rainbow Warriors, gun slingers, worm patterns and scuds for nymphing. Look for midges and BWOs to bring up s ...
Learn More

Lochsa, ID

Poor

 New

05/22/2019
The water is running high and cold. Fishing will be tough.
Learn More

Kootenai

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
The water levels are high but the fishing has been decent with caddis, grey drakes and nuemoras. Nymphing has been good with Lig ...
Learn More

Clearwater, ID

Poor

 New

05/22/2019
Chinook season is closed.
Learn More

Blackfoot

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
Fishing has improved with the drop in flows. Try fishing streamers or working a double nymph rig through the runs. The river wil ...
Learn More

Ninepipes

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
Try fishing crankbaits or soft palstics for the bass.
Learn More

Salmon

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
Fishing for the pike has been hit and miss with the unsettled weather patterns moving through. Try fishing smelt under a float o ...
Learn More

Noxon

Fair

 New

05/22/2019
For the walleye try trolling with crawler harnesses behind a bottom bouncer or casting a jig tipped with a nightcrawler. For the ...
Learn More

Kicking Horse

Good

 New

05/22/2019
If you go try fishing crankbaits, spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms for the bass. Fishing has been getting better as the water ...
Learn More

Rock Creek

Good

 New

05/22/2019
The river flows are decent and the water has cleared up since the water levels have dropped. Take some attractor dries and some ...
Learn More

Clark Fork

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
The Clark Fork is big and muddy. Best to look for other fishing options.
Learn More

Harpers

Good

 New

05/21/2019
Try fishing with powerbait or crawlers. Flyfishers should try leeches, scuds and small mayfly nymphs.
Learn More

Mary Ronan

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Fishing for the perch should improve as water temps come up. Fish with a piece of crawler on a jig head or fish small tube jigs ...
Learn More

Seeley

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Pike fishing has been fair. Try fishing lures like crankbaits and spinnerbaits or smelt under a bobber. For the perch try fishin ...
Learn More

Flathead Lake

Good

 New

05/21/2019
Perch fishing has been good with small tube jigs and twist tail grubs. The mack fishing has been good with jigs tipped with cut ...
Learn More

Fort Peck

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
If you go looking for walleye try trolling a crawler harness behind a bottom bouncer or trolling crankbaits.
Learn More

Flathead

Poor

 New

05/21/2019
Fishing is going to be tough until the water drops to a more fishable level. Try some of the flooded sloughs for pike.
Learn More

Browns Lake

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
When the weather turns the fishing should improve. Take powerbait, nightcrawlers and marshmallows or spawn sacs for bait. For fl ...
Learn More

Clark Canyon

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Shore fishers have been catching trout with spawn sacks, crawlers and Power Bait. Fly fishers should try leech patterns, egg pat ...
Learn More

Hauser

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Fishing has been good for trout with spawn sacks and crawlers. Try trolling for the walleye with crawler harnesses in the Causew ...
Learn More

Big Hole

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Fishing has been fair even with the bump in flows. Take some purple haze or parachute adams for dries. Try streamers in black or ...
Learn More

Beaverhead

Good

 New

05/21/2019
Grasshopper Creek is dumping in a lot of mud. Fishing has been good on the river above with worm patterns and lightning bugs. BW ...
Learn More

Holter Lake

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Trolling for the trout has been good with Rapalas or wedding rings behind a set of cowbells.
Learn More

Canyon Ferry

Fair

 New

05/21/2019
Trolling has been decent for trout with Rapalas and Needle Fish. Take crawler harnesses and Flicker shad for the walleye.
Learn More

Georgetown

Unknown

 New

05/21/2019
Fishing has been fair for the trout from shore with spawn sacs and night crawlers and marshmallows. Flyfishers should try balanc ...
Learn More

Bitterroot River - Fishing Report Archives



There are no archives. Please check another date.