Bitterroot River near Orchard Homes, Montana
May and June finds the Bitterroot surging with runoff, unfishable. The headwaters and feeder creeks clear first and offer decent fishing. Once summer rolls around the whole river should be fishable. The caddis during this time of the year are stellar. Late summer is terrestrial time. September brings tricos. As the water cools further expect October Caddis, baetis, and mahoganies.
Bitterroot River Fishing near Orchard Homes, Montana
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Details for Bitterroot River
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 46.861591 -114.119278
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Description for Bitterroot River, Missoula County, Montana
Bitterroot River is a stream located just 3.3 miles from Orchard Homes, in Missoula County, in the state of Montana, United States, near Hell Gate (historical), MT. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and brown trout here. Whether you’re spinning, baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Bitterroot River. Alternate names for this stream include Courtine's Fork, Mary's River and Red Willow.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Montana Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.
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