The Return of the Clouds

This morning is simply perfect out there. Cloudy, cool, and still. That will change by this afternoon as the wind picks up and the rain starts. You need to be a little tougher angler coming into this season. Fall fishing means layers, hats, and gloves. Luckily for those who stick with it-it also means big […]

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Got Hamachi?

We are in the planning stage of another great trip south of the border. If you would like to get in on this and battle a Yellowtail one-on-one in the water let us know. These are powerful and delicious fish that are a blast to chase. Contact us for more info on a sweet package […]

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Indian Summer

Now is the time to get out there while summer is still in the air. Pretty darn nice out there this morning, but it looks like that will change soon enough. There are still plenty of bugs around to keep the fish interested, with BWOs, Mahoganies, October Caddis-and a few random Goldens still lingering. The […]

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Fall in Missoula

For trout fishermen there are never enough cloudy days in a year. The cooler temps and sporadic rain have been a Godsend after a long summer of sun. Along with the cool cloudy weather come bugs- Hecubas, Mahoganies, and BWOs to be exact. I am perfectly happy with the waning of the trico.Most of the […]

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What a Joke

Take this ad to heart.  If you want dry feet and have $800 bucks  buy a boat from an honest local. Don’t waste your money on another big box store pair of over priced waders.

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Back In Action

After some technical difficulties that are far beyond me I am here to let you know River Otter Outfitters Blog/website is back.Not sure how as of yet, but it is. I’m just going to go with it. Lots to report, but far too late by now. If you didn’t fish here this summer…I’m sorry.  It […]

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Skip Work

If you are a Monday through Friday worker your best fishing day may be the one you call in sick. Weekend traffic can get silly this time of year on the Bitterroot-  plan accordingly. The fishing is great if you are out front, decent in the middle, and just not all that fun if you […]

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Snow May Slow Things Down

Tough to say what this amount of snow will do to the fishing the next couple days. I doubt it will enhance the Skwala bite, but it just may encourage some heavy BWO hatches. Funny how those tiny bugs love miserable weather. When your fingers are frozen and you want to go home is usually […]

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Still Fishing Despite the Pressure

Still Fishing Despite the Pressure

The river is still in great shape and fishing well if you aren’t the 12th boat through any given stretch. The afternoons are producing good dry fly action depending on the river section. Remember as the fish get beat up on giant foam bugs, a low rider skwala or mayfly will be better producers. Not […]

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