IT’S GO TIME!
The entire Bitterroot River has dropped and the entire river system is fishing really well. Flows at Hannon are 1,70 CFS and at Bell Crossing it’s 2,100. The river is still bigger than average so be careful out there. There are no places where the entire channel is blocked but there’s still some VERY SPOOKY stuff out there! There are a plethora of bugs out that the fish are eating- golden stones (#8-12); Bitterroot stones (#10-12); yellow sallies (#14-16) green drake spinners and duns (#10-12) & last but not least PMD’s (#14-16). It’s time to get out on the Bitterroot River and enjoy the higher than normal flows. The fish are fat and healthy are are willing to eat a properly presented fly. Have fun and be safe!
BE AWARE IF YOU PLAN ON FLOATING THE WESTFORK FROM THE DAM THERE ARE 2 PORTAGES! THEY ARE ALL BELOW BELOW ROMBO CAMPGROUND. THE FIRST ONE IS ABOUT ANOTHER 1 MILE DOWNSTREAM AND IS OBVIOUS. PORTAGE TOP OF THE WOOD PILE. THE LAST ONE IS A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FURTHER DOWNSTREAM. IT IS A GIANT PONDEROSA PINE BLOCKING THE ENTIRE RIVER. IT’S ON A BLIND CORNER. ALL THE WATER GOES RIGHT BUT DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT GO RIGHT. TAKE THE SKINNY LEFT CHANNEL AND THERE IS A PORTAGE UP AND OVER THE TREE. IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH WHERE THESE ARE PLEASE CONTACT US. BE SAFE OUT THERE!
THERE IS A NEW PONDEROSA ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE EASTFORK THAT HAS FALLEN IN THE LAST 36 HOURS. IT’S LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF DICKSON LANE AND YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE ROAD. WITHOUT WORK BEING DONE TO IT, IT’S CURRENTLY A NO GO! #fuckchuck IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS IS PLEASE CALL THE SHOP. BE SAFE OUT THERE! (UPDATED JULY 7TH)