Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

Bitterroot River

Rating - Fair   

Saturday, Jan 11 2020
Fishing has been fair nymphing with worm, egg and small stonefly nymph patterns. Streamer fishing has been good in the warmer than average temps. Warmer days can give up some dry fly fishing for trout looking up for midges.




Saturday, Jan 11 2020



Access Info

Numerous public access sites along highway 93 south of Missoula.

Bitterroot River

Rating - Fair

Fishing has been fair nymphing with worm, egg and small stonefly nymph patterns. Streamer fishing has been good in the warmer than average temps. Warmer days can give up some dry fly fishing for trout looking up for midges.


Other Fishing Reports for Missoula


Madison

Fair

01/11/2020
Streamer fishing has been picking up. Try brown or white for streamer colors. Double nymph rigs are still the best way to get fi ...
Learn More

Rock Creek

Fair

01/11/2020
Rock Creek has been fishing well lately with the warmer weather. Best fishing is from 12-4. Take a good selection of nymphs, wor ...
Learn More

Clark Fork

Fair

01/11/2020
Fishing has been good lately for trout with zebra midges,red copper John's, San Juan worms and egg patterns. Pike fishing has be ...
Learn More

Harpers

Fair

01/11/2020
Reports of around 7"-8"of ice. For the trout try jigging a small tube jig tipped with a maggot or piece of crawler.
Learn More

Kicking Horse

Fair

01/11/2020
Use caution on the ice. For the bass try Jiggin' Raps or Swedish Pimples. There are pike in there so I tip-up with smelt isn't a ...
Learn More

Mary Ronan

Poor

01/11/2020
The lake has about 6" of good ice. For the perch try fishing with Hali jigs, Gitzits or small tear drop jigs. Tip lures with a m ...
Learn More

Noxon

Fair

01/11/2020
Fishing has slowed down now that the weather has gotten colder. For the pike try fishing crankbaits or swimbaits slowly. Smelt u ...
Learn More

Salmon

Fair

01/11/2020
Fishing for the perch and pike has been fair. For the perch try green or yellow jigs tipped with a piece of crawler or maggots. ...
Learn More

Seeley

Fair

01/11/2020
There is about 6"-7" of ice on Seeley. Fishing tip-ups with herring or smelt has been fair for some decent pike. For the perch t ...
Learn More

Flathead Lake

Fair

01/11/2020
Not many people fishing since the end of Mack days. Everyones waiting on colder weather to freeze the bays.
Learn More

Fort Peck

Fair

01/11/2020
Crooked creek has ice. Hell Creek area is still not frozen enough.
Learn More

Blackfoot

Fair

01/11/2020
When the temps are warm enough that the river isn't icy try nymphing with stonefly nymphs, San Juan worms, Zebra Midges and B.H. ...
Learn More

Clearwater, ID

Fair

01/11/2020
The mainstem of the Clearwater and the South Fork are open for steelhead fishing. One fish under 28" can be kept.
Learn More

Flathead

Fair

01/11/2020
Colder weather has slowed down the fishing. Try fishing crankbaits and spoons slow for the pike. For the smallmouth try working ...
Learn More

Kootenai

Fair

01/11/2020
Stick with double nymph rigs and streamers for getting into fish now that the weather has turned winter like.
Learn More

Lochsa, ID

Poor

01/11/2020
Fishing gets tough in the colder winter weather. Once it's frozen, it's not really and option until spring thaw.
Learn More

Browns Lake

Fair

01/11/2020
We are hearing there is 10" of ice on Browns. Try jigging with nuclear ants, Pink Ratsos and small teardrop jigs. Tip your jigs ...
Learn More

Clark Canyon

Fair

01/11/2020
Fishing for trout has been good with jiggin raps, paddle bugs and Ratsos. For the ling try fishing Zimmers Rattle D Zastors in g ...
Learn More

Hauser

Fair

01/11/2020
People have been ice fishing the causeway. Use caution.
Learn More

Big Hole

Fair

01/11/2020
When there aren't chunks of ice floating in the river fishing can be good with brown rubberlegs, copper johns, san juan worms an ...
Learn More

Beaverhead

Good

01/11/2020
Nymphing has been the best way to get into fish. Try Zebra Midges, Lightning Bugs, Gunslingers and various worm patterns.
Learn More

Holter Lake

Poor

01/11/2020
There is open water on Holter.
Learn More

Missouri

Fair

01/11/2020
Nymphing is the best way to pick up fish in the colder months Try lightning bugs, rainbow nymphs, scuds, zebra midges and sow bu ...
Learn More

Salmon, ID

Poor

01/11/2020
Fishing has been slow. Not a lot of fish this year. Dead Water is frozen. Check the regulations for steelhead fishing. There hav ...
Learn More

Canyon Ferry

Fair

01/11/2020
People have been fishing on the south end of the lake. Use caution on the ice. North end is still open.
Learn More

Georgetown

Fair

01/11/2020
Try for the trout with shrimpos, rocker jigs, swedish pimples and jiggin raps. Tip your jigs with maggots or meal worms.
Learn More

Bitterroot River - Fishing Report Archives



There are no archives. Please check another date.