August 19th, 2019 Beaverhead River Fishing Report
8/19/19 Beaverhead River Fishing Report – Dropping flows and hoppers!
With the PMD hatch behind us, we are still seeing sallies along with some evening caddis. Nymphing has been most effective with a slightly shallower rig, and possibly a large attractor nymph such a worm or cranefly larvae. Small midges and trico-esque nymphs have been producing hook ups as well. Find the troughs between the weeds and hold on.
So far, it has been a pretty awesome run of hopper fishing. Tight casts and proper presentations have been required, and the results have been oversized trout. At 473 CFS out of the dam, it is still favoring the floating aspect but wading anglers can get in a little better as it drops. It’s below 200 CFS by the time it reaches Dillon, and 150 in Twin Bridges so float lower with caution knowing it could be a mud slog. Lots of water going to the hay fields right now.
We have had guide boats on the Beav’ lately, and the trout have continued to be thick and healthy. Holler for the latest word. 406-835-3474.
#8 Glommer Chernobyl
#10 Morrish Hopper Tan
#10 Parachute Kicking Hopper
#10 Hot Bead Burgundy Worm
#18 Crystal Serendipity
#16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug
#8 Carnage Hopper
#8 Mojo Minnow
#20 Zebra Midge Black/Silver
#18 Psycho May Black