Riverside Cottage vacation rental on East Fork of the

Riverside Cottage vacation rental on East Fork of the

Wapiti Waters recommends this cottage for a couple or a couple of guys that are interested in fishing the upper Bitterroot River and even the Big Hole River in Montana. It is affordable, clean, private and quiet. There are year-round activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, canoe, cross country and downhill skiing. Lost Trail Powder Mountain and Chief Joseph Pass cross country ski trails are about 40 miles south. Painted Rocks Reservoir and Trapper Peak are 22 miles southwest on West Fork road.

This bright and cheery spacious river cottage sits
just 50′ from the river’s edge. Come and enjoy the luxury of your own
fishing hole and relax in the private treed setting.

It is a one bedroom home and is newly renovated and
completely outfitted for your comfort. A comfortable futon couch can be
used as an extra double bed, sleeping a total of four people. The
covered porch facing the river provides a great outdoor living space.
Its location in the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley makes this
home a recreationalist’s dream.

The cottage is managed by Amy Sage of SweetSage Vacation Rental. You can reach her at (406) 642-6400 or sweetsage@bitterroot.com.

$115/night. WINTER $550/week SUMMER $700/week

Geoff on the Big Hole River in mid-August

Geoff on the Big Hole River in mid-August

Geoff Fitzgerald fished the Big Hole in mid-August for a few days. He had a great trip and one reason was this year there was a lot of water. He ended up fishing mainly in the faster water. Geoff takes lots of pictures when out fishing. He photos are of anything unusual and occasionally of trout.

He shared two photos from his August Big Hole River trip that illustrate both the unusual and trout

Here are his descriptions of the photos:

“The brown in the pic was right below Jerry Creek Bridge and it was hooked on the first cast using a yellow marabou muddler.

The speckled egg on the algae mat was incredible, yet a little tragic; absolutely¬†untouched and unbroken – must’ve rolled out of a nest near the bank (meadowlark nest perhaps)¬†or on gravel bar (in that case possibly spotted sandpiper or killdeer).”

Anyone have any firm ideas of the species of bird egg?

Geoff, thanks for sharing. We love getting other “points of view.”

Great September fishing on the Clark Fork River west of Missoula

Great September fishing on the Clark Fork River west of Missoula

Trout from the Clark Fork River – beautiful!

This has been a crazy summer for many people for many reasons. Mike fishes with Jack quite a bit each summer. He and his wife have a home in Hamilton. This summer, they had to be out of Montana more than usual. Today, Wapiti Waters floated Mike and some friends on the Clark Fork and you never know how it might fish. They hit it just right. Mike said it was one of the best days he has had on a Montana River. His friend, Jim, thanked Jack for sharing that day on the river with him. They deserved a great day and got it. Thanks to the fishing gods and the recovery of the Clark Fork after removing Milltown Dam.

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