Beaverhead River Fishing Report

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The Beaverhead River has been fishing well lately. We have been fishing from the dam down to Grasshopper Creek. Below Grasshopper creek is off color due to snowmelt. We are not finding dry fly fishing but the nymphing has been consistent. We are doing well with sow bugs, scuds and jig head nymphs. Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir are low right now. The wade fishing has been easy in all areas of the river.

 

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#16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug
#16 Orange Scud
#16 Pil Popper tan
#16 Jig Frenchie Olive Thread
#16 WD40 Olive
#16 Shop Vac Olive

 

 

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Big Hole River Fishing Report

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We just received a much needed snow/rain event in Southwest Montana and particularly in the Big Hole Valley. The River has come up from the storm but is now on the drop. We are noticing the river starting to clear on the edges today. As the flows continue to come down the river will clear and warm up. Fishing is going to get good the next few days. Once water temperatures get back into the 50’s we will see caddis hatching. The San Juan worm fishing will be great this week due to the recent bump in flows. The holiday weekend fishing should be great as the warmer weather arrives and the river continues to drop. Streamer fishing will improve as the displaced sculpin look for holding water.

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#4 Slider Bugger (Black)
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Tan
#6 Pat’s Stone
#6 Sparring Partner (Natural/Yellow)
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (Olive)
#12 March Brown

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

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Big Hole River Fishing Report

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Fishing has picked back up the last few days and should continue to improve as the river drops and clears. We currently have 2 feet of visibility and with the dropping flows fish are comfortably feeding. You can find hatches of Skwalla’s and March brown’s on the water during the day. Subsurface has remained good with some dry fly action throughout the day. Streamers have been pulling some nice fish on the lower Big Hole. Always feel free to call the shop for the latest report as Spring conditions can change quickly.

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#4 Slider Bugger Black
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#8 Pat’s Stone olive/brown
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (Olive)

#12 CDC Jig Pheasant tail
#14 Spanish Bullet Black
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

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