Our days are short and the night are getting longer. Rifle season for elk and deer is in full swing, and the winter snowpack is forming in the high country and slowly migrating down into the valleys. Our guide season is in its final throes, those rugged souls who fish with us well into October and brave the unknown conditions. The Bitterroot will fish as long into the season as one is willing, provided you are prepared for cold conditions and short windows of opportunity on the surface. When you do find them feeding, though, it can be an amazing experience: alone on a Montana trout river and fish like these spread out rising river-wide. See you next season.