THE BITTERROOT RIVER
The Bitterroot Valley is a trout fisherman’s paradise. We are at a premium location to offer fishing on the Bitterroot River main stem along with both the valley area of the West Fork and the East Fork of the river. The Bitterroot flows between the Sapphire Mountains to the East and the Bitterroot mountains to the West which makes for some stunning views and abundant Wildlife viewing on your fishing trips. Whether you walk/wade or float, Bitterroot Valley will not disappoint you.
The fishing season really kicks off with the Skwala hatch in March and April, which we recommend you come and check for yourself. March Browns, BWO’s, and Mother’s Day Caddis arrive late March through May. Stone flies arrive in June and July with the Salmon fly hatch taking precedence producing hungry fish which will be worth your time. As the season moves along you'll start seeing the Mayflies hatching and this is when you get to challenge yourself to matching the hatch with Green Drakes, Grey Drakes, PMDs and Tricols-- you get the picture.
Do you like hopper fishing? Yes, we all do! September is hopper time on the Bitterroot. As fall takes its grip on the Valley, the Browns move up to spawn, and it's time to throw streamers for those big fish.
At the Bitterroot Valley Fishing Company, we offer a wide range of flies, fly lines, tippets, and leaders to suit your needs on the river for the day. If you're looking for a new rod, reel, or a pair of waders, stop by the shop and take a look. We also offer float trips on the West Fork, East Fork and Main stem of the Bitterroot.