Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot offers some of the best early season action in the state. The annual skwala stonefly hatch in late March is not to be missed and brings the first consistent dry fly fishing of the year.

  • Season(s): March through May
  • Species: Rainbow, Brown, Mountain Whitefish
  • Average Size: 14-16 inches
  • Tackle Suggestions: 9ft, five or six weight fast action fly rod
Overview

Located just south of Missoula, Montana the Bitterroot offers some of the best early season action in the state. The annual skwala stonefly hatch in late March is not to be missed and brings the first consistent dry fly fishing of the year. The Bitterroot is a classic Montana stream and ribbons through a long valley lined with cottonwoods and shouldered by the Bitterroot Mountain range.

When fishing the Bitterroot we generally base out of Missoula and since it’s about five hours from our base here on the Kootenai we require a minimum of three day trips.

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Rates

Guided Day Trip Package

Can be arranged any day of the week, any time of the year.

Package Cost
Half Day (4 hours): $375
Full Day: $495
Full Day (Non-Local): $525

Kootenai River Lodge Fishing & Lodging Package

Prices shown are for one or two people.

Package Cost Cost (meals included)
3 Day/4 Night Package: $3285 $4285
4 Day/5 Night Package: $4230 $5480
5 Day/6 Night Package: $5175 $6675

Yaak Valley Cabins Fishing & Lodging Packages

Prices shown are for one or two people.

Package Cost
3 Day/4 Night Package: $2385
4 Day/5 Night Package: $3105
5 Day/6 Night Package: $3825

What’s Included?

The following is included in full day packages only:

  • Streamside picnic
  • Soft drinks
  • Shuttle

The following is included in Kootenai River Lodge packages only:

  • Guide fishing
  • Daily streamside picnics
  • River house lodging

The following is included in Yaak Valley Cabin packages only:

  • Guide fishing
  • Daily streamside picnics
  • Log home lodging

Terms and Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival – payable by check, credit card, or money order. If your reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to your visit, your deposit will be refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. For cancellations within 60 days of your scheduled arrival, we will retain the full deposit.