Well here it is folks the winters boat work is wrapped up and the new Bitterroot Skiff is awesome! The Rivers in the Missoula area are really starting to fish well both on top and underneath. The Skwala Stone Fly hatch is going and will continue through April. We have a decent snowpack but only in the higher elevations so rivers should stay in reasonable shape all the way through the spring!
The weather has been great for getting the hatches going. I have guided a few days already but really don't get going until next week. I still have a few prime dates open for the Spring.
Overall I think we are in good shape around Western Montana for water but we will not be having a huge runoff like most years so things will fish really good in May and June this year! Salmon Flies will be more of a Last week in May through Middle of June. July of course will be awesome and August should fish just fine on Hoppers and Trico's. If you are thinking about coming to Montana this year start planning now!
Hope to see you all soon! Keep in Touch! Karl@sheerwaterguides.com