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Bitterroot River

Monday, June 27, 8:21 a.m. MDT


Current River Levels

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GAGE LOCATION

DAY/YEAR
GRAPHS

CURRENT
STAGE/FLOW

WHAT TIME

W. Fk. Bitterroot / nr Conner

7 30 year

1.71 / 153

7 am

E. Fk. Bitterroot / nr Conner

7 30 year

- / -

N/A

Bitterroot / nr Darby

7 30 year

/

N/A

Bitteroot / nr Missoula

7 30 year

4.18 / 1900

7 am


Weather

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CITY

Missoula

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC


What to Expect in June

How to use this section.


Hatches divided by half-month.  Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

HATCH

NYMPH/
LARVA

PUPA/
EMERGER

DUN/
ADULT

EGG-
LAYER

Blue-winged olive

Green drake

Pale morning dun

Saddle-case caddis

Spotted caddis

Green caddis

Golden stonefly

Yellow sally

Salmonfly

Cranefly

Midge

Sculpin

Crayfish

Baitfish

Beetle

Ant


Hatches of salmonflies, followed a couple of weeks later by golden stoneflies, will dominate June. They'll be joined by tan caddis and, late in the month, a few egreen drakes. Early in the hatch cycle, stonefly nymphs such as Rubber Legs and Kaufmanns Stoneflies should take fish; work the edges of the river as the water is dropping. For dry fly action, use a Clarks Stonefly, Stimulator, MacSalmon, or other salmonfly imitation; bankside areas near vegetation will be the most productive.

As the water is dropping, streamer patterns such as Egg Sucking Leeches, Woolly Buggers, Rabbit Strip Leeches, and similar flies can draw strikes.

For more on June tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast

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Other Info Sources

Phone or click on links

Bitterroot Fly Company 406-821-1624

Blackfoot River Outfitters 406-542-7411
Online report

Chuck Stranahan's Flies and Guides 406-363-4197

Grizzly Hackle 406-721-8996
Online report

The Kingfisher 406-721-6141
Online report

The Missoulian Angler 406-728-7766
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Osprey Outfitters 406-363-1000


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