Celebrating our 2022 Cash for Cutthroats Guides

On June 24, 2022 a collection of Bitterroot Guides donated their day’s tips to the Bitter Root Water Forum, expressing their commitment to help the organization continue its efforts to restore and protect the Bitterroot’s tributaries – our fish factories. Guides participating in ‘Cash for Cutthroats’ understand the difference that clean, cool streams make for our valley’s vibrant fishing landscape, and that without proactive stewardship its long-term stability is vulnerable. Click to see our 2022 C4C Guides and join us in celebrating their contributions!

Throughout the Bitterroot you will find thriving populations of rainbows, browns, pockets of remnant bull trout, and one of the healthiest populations of native westslope cutthroat trout around: According to Montana FWP, some sections support more than 1,000 trout per mile. With at least 100,000 annual angler days, and more than 40,000 of those from non-residents visiting to enjoy Bitterroot fishing, this sector generates roughly $30 million for the local economy each year. The fishery underlies and supports this economic boon for our valley and promoting its health should be a priority for any resident and, especially, any fishing guide.