Skwala fly fishing

Not the Bitterroot.

Spring fishing is heating up. Skwala eats are showing up all over instafacechat as the skwala regatta descends upon the Bitterroot for the annual show. The temptation is overwhelming this time of year. After all, where else can you go throw prurple #10 foam flies and watch colourful cutthroat come out of a root ball and crush it? Soon enough there will be quite a few rivers giving up good dry fly fishing. For now, the Root is where it’s at. Clark Fork soon…

Locally the Flathead has been out of shape for a few days but looked green and fishable today on the way home from the Whitefish Mountain Resort Big Mountain. Colder temps in the high country should improve the fishing as the forks drop the next few days.

The Lower Swan is starting to give up a few fish with more regularity as well. Flows are up a touch which usually triggers a few fish to move into the bay and down out of the Swan Lake. It’s also a good wade option if you don’t want to mess with a boat and shuttle. You might catch a big one.

Good reports from the Thompson and a variety of other Nunya Creeks around the area too. Plenty of good fishing on the horizon, enjoy it. Or go rake the yard.

Jason Lanier
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