Pteranarcys californica. Salmon Fly. Willow Bug. Birds. Whatever you call it, when Salmon Flies emerge around Missoula, MT, these stoneflies can’t be missed when they’re on the water. A full 55mm long (that’s 2.1 inches!), they’re a three-course meal for every trout in the river….
Bitterroot River Tag
Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has bumped back up in flows after a few heavy rain showers. Fishing on a bump like this is usually not the best option but keep a close eye on it if the flows level out for a few days as it started…1
Bitterroot River The Bitterroot has dropped and cleared up to give us yet another viable option in may. The flows are still up so focusing on softer water and side channels. We have been seeing a few stoneflies and a few fish eating them but…2