It's June 1st and it's full on run off season. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at the rivers and come up with an accurate fishing report. High, dirty, a little scary, with poor fishing. But, it doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. If you put your thinking cap on and imagine what you would do if you were a trout in fast and dirty water, it won't take too long to find a few trout ducking the nasty water. The fish don't want to hold in that fast stuff any more than you want to stand in it, so they seek out easier places to hang out.
I ventured west to the Bitterroot River this past weekend for a romantic getaway with my fish-o-holic partner in crime, Sarah. Though the fishing was secondary on this trip, we did manage to get a few hours on the water.