Flows have increased out of Clark Canyon Reservoir. We now have a flow of 520cfs out of the dam. The water is still pretty cold so the hatches have not started up near the dam. We have been manly nymphing on the Beaverhead River. The fish have been actively eating and we have seen some nice ones to start the month. We have been staying above Grasshopper Creek. The Beaverhead River fishing report has been consistent lately and the fishing is improving with the increase in flows out of the reservoir.
Flies: #18 Split Back, #16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug, #18 Pink Ray Charles, #10 San Juan Worm, #18 Micro Mayfly, #4 Black Sculpzilla, #6 Sparkle Minnow,
As one of the best springs we have ever seen came to an end, we were hopeful that the trend of great fishing would continue into June. After less than a week into the month, I think that it is safe to say that June is picking up right where May left off. The upper Big Hole is still fishing extremely well. A San Juan Worm dropped below a stonefly dry fly has been our most successful combination.
The lower Big Hole has dropped quite a bit, and it too is fishing well. Stonefly Nymphs, San Juan Worms, and Yellow Streamers have been the most successful flies below Divide this week.
The Salmonfly Hatch should be just around the corner. We haven’t seen any Adults crawling yet, but it could start any day now. As soon as it starts, we will let you know.
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Below are a few fish that were caught in the first 5 days of June.