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Bitterroot River

Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Mar 12 2019
Fishing will get better as more of the ice clears off the river. Try brown rubber legs, San Juan worms, Red Copper Johns and egg patterns when there is more open water to nymph. It may be closer to April when skwalas get going.




Tuesday, Mar 12 2019



Access Info

Numerous public access sites along highway 93 south of Missoula.

Bitterroot River

Rating - Fair

Fishing will get better as more of the ice clears off the river. Try brown rubber legs, San Juan worms, Red Copper Johns and egg patterns when there is more open water to nymph. It may be closer to April when skwalas get going.


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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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Fair

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