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Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide)

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I was born and raised in the bitterroot valley. Grew up in an outfitting family hunting and fishing from a early age. And now I just can't get enough.
State: Montana.
City: Hamilton
                   

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Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
Today the upper root was on fire. we used a brindle shute with a renagade trailer and had fish on all day long. (09/04/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
The river is fishing well still lot's of water for this time of the year. Cool evenings and warm days make it pleasant nice for the angler. There are good mayfly hatches when it warms up the hopper and droper is allways a good choice lots of midges thruout the day. Get out there and catch some fish before hunting season starts. (08/25/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the Blackfoot River, Montana
With the warm temps be prepared for the tubers. Pmd's Yellow Sallys and Hoppers on top. Try a size 10 prince with a red copper john or sw worm off a bobber for more action. (08/04/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
With the warmer temps the upper river is fishing the best. Use drys till the fish lay down in the heat of the day then nymph till it cools in the evening. Hoppers Pmd's and Yellow Sally's are the bugs to use. The water is being released from Painted Rocks Reservoir so the floating on the West fork is easy again. (08/04/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the Skalkaho Creek (South Fork), Montana
The spruce bud moth is out in force use a size 14 tan Caddis in the holes and runs and be ready for lots of fish. (08/04/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
We are now into the summer fishing on the Bitterroot. There are bugs bugs bugs.
Golden stones in 14, 12, 10, hoppers in 12, 10 Yellow sallys in 16 adams in 14, 12 and caddis in 16,14 along with many others. Nymph in the mourning db stones and girdle bugs with san wans, pheasant tail and hares ear for droppers. when the bugs start poping then go to the drys, hoppers and goldens with droppers or dry trailers. nymph again in the heat of the afternoon then back to the drys when it cools down in the evening. (07/14/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
The salmon flys are out on the west fork and the fish are on them. It's a little fast but clear. Today there WERE 4 kinds of stones out SALMON, GOLDEN, BITTERROOT' and YELLOW SALLYS but ALL YOU NEED IS A SINGLE SALMONFLY. Have fun but be extra careful there are a lot of nasty log jams out there this year. (06/19/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing on the Blackfoot River, Montana
The north fork has good visibility the main is muddy did OK on worms and eggs there were salmon flies around Thibodeau and lots of caddis and some yellow sallys in the canyon. (06/17/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
The Root is still dropping and clearing there are salmon fly shuck's at Woodside and Wally Crawford. One of our guides reported the flys around darby on the 10TH. It's shaping up fast the season is here the river is up so treat it with respect and be careful and have a good time. (06/11/09)
Jim Mitchell (montanafishingguide) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, Montana
Most of the small streams in the area are running clear and dropping. The river is still off color but dropping also. With the high water be extra careful out there be ready for the salmon flys and have fun (06/10/09)
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Andy Idema (aidema) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
B. T. (sockeyebob) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
jack king (jmking) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Mark Hoekstra (hoeky) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Paul Eberhart (coldwater) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Andrew Sears (eastwalkerguide) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Tray Shields (Shieeds) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Tom Hoekstra (thoekstra23) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Chris Miller (thumperboy) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
Judy McCann (jmccann113) wrote a description for the Bear Creek, Montana
Bear Creek is a tributary of Bitterroot River. Located west of Victor this small stream flows east out of the Bitterroot range.
Filled with boulders pools and pockets. It has a trail that follows it to the headwaters, past the south and north forks by Bryant lake and into Idaho. The water here is so clear you can steep on a sand bar and get your feet wet. The fish here are small but what they lack in size they make up for in appetite and numbers. (06/19/09)
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Cary Thayne (carythayne)
Jim,blog looks great! Ive got a hook in 4 people already! Hope your ready to go fishing. (4/30/11)
Rick Coffman (Rick Coffman)
Jim, Salmon fly hatch sure sounds like fun. wish I could load up and head your way. Great to hear from you. Rick (4/30/11)
Cary Thayne (carythayne)
Not actualy my pic. Just got tired of having a blank page. I will add some of my own pics this week. You pink worm struck again. Works great in runoff waters. (4/30/11)
Cary Thayne (carythayne)
My two sons took me fishing for fathers day! I watched as my sons caught rainbow and brookies all by themselvs on a fly rod! I was a proud papa that day. All thanks to Jim "pink worm." How about a fly pattern recipe Jim. Its 5 points you know. Hahaha (4/30/11)

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Shop Guide Service Lodge School (Classes) Travel Rods Manufacturer
Guide Service Montana Hunting and Fishing Adventures
870 Sleeping Child Rd.
Hamilton , Montana
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