What’s the best part about Monday in Montana? If you’re fishing, you can pin down a stretch of river all to yourself. When we got to the West Fork of the Bitterroot, there were no swimmers, canoers or float-boaters on the river. The only things on the stream were cutthroats that didn’t seem too particular about what they ate. We scored fish to 18 inches on sculpin streamers, adams, caddis, and yellow sallys. If you can’t afford a float trip, this is the river for you. It’s very wadeable and is tight and technical with varying water styles.–Joe Cermele