Bitterroot River Skwala Fishing

Bitterroot River Skwala Fishing

March 22, 2011 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Big Cutt

While fishing size 18 and 20 sowbugs and midges under a strike indicators has been fun of late on the Bighorn, getting word that the size 8 -12 skwala hatch was happening on the Bitterroot made me head that way. I spent the past 3 days  in western Montana on the Bitterroot River fishing the first stonefly hatch of the year and it was good.  We fished  dry dropper rigs early in the day with a foam skwala on top and a small stone nymph about 3 feet underneath.  Once we started getting consistent eats on top we switched to single dries.  The skwalas typically start in mid march and emerge until the end of April.  Finding a window of good weather is key to being successful with this hatch.  Enjoy the pics!

The Old Man With a Nice Brown

Jeff with a nice cutt

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