Author: Dede Martin

Bitterroot River Fun 2016

Katie & Jacob came to spend their honeymoon here with Tightloop Outfitters in Hamilton, MT! Looks like Katie out fished you Jacob 🙂

West Fork Catch 2016

Shawn came back for round 2 of fly fishing in Montana! Nice catch!!

Bitterroot River Fishing Report 2-27-15

The “Big Nasty” …small fish need not apply! We continue to have a mild winter and the fishing is still good. A good number of midges are coming off during the heat of the day. We have been having our best luck on emerger midge patterns size 20-24. The swing is where you should expect…

Bitterroot River – Wally Crawford Fishing Access Site

  Bitterroot River – Wally Crawford Fishing Access Site  

  Happy New Year! Wow it’s 2015, time truly “fly’s”.  Old man winter has settled in the Bitterroot Valley with high temps in the mid teens of late.  So, how’s the fishing?  Who knows, I can’t find the river…too much ice!!  It’s football and tying season for now in Montana.  I will just have to…

Fly Fish the West Fork

Another nice Cutthroat caught on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River!  Had a blast today with Luke and Nancy!!

West Fork of the Bitterroot River

The West Fork of the Bitterroot River fishing is on fire! Here is a nice Cutthroat Lee caught today…one of many nice catches! #Bitterrootriver #Flyfish #Montana  

Bitterroot River Update

The Bitterroot River has been dropping and that is positive for the fishing.  The warmer temps are going to bring it up but should still be relatively clear.  The upper stretches are fishing best with a few salmon flies hanging around, starting to see golden stones and green drakes. The nymph’s are still sticking the…


Look like this isn’t the first time this little guys has been caught!  No wonder he was fighting so hard…OUCH!!!  Salmon flies are out on the West Fork!

Salmon Flies hatching on the West Fork

The Bitterroot River is @ 2460 cfs  @ Darby. The upper river is clearing up and the fishing is getting better. The West Fork is starting to see a few more Salmon Flies and should have killer fishing soon! The water is still high…so be careful!