The Beaverhead has been fishing well below Pipe Organ Bridge. Flows are low so leave the boat home and wade fish. We have done well nymphing sow bugs, blue winged olive nymphs and caddis nymphs. Remember that the upper Beaverhead River is closed from the Dam to Pip Organ Bridge until the 3rd Saturday of May to let the rainbows Spawn. Below Grasshopper Creek has been muddy so call for up to date information on the clarity down below Grasshopper Creek.
The rain we have had the last 48 hours has brought the river on the rise. We had a fantastic day on the upper Big Hole yesterday. The clarity remains at about 18 inches on the upper Big Hole above the Wise River. The clarity here around Melrose is only about 6 inches. The Big Hole will fish above the Wise River today but I would stay off the Big Hole below the Wise River unless you just want a fast boat ride. We had the most success for large fish yesterday on San Juan Worms and streamers. It should be another big fish day on the upper Big Hole.
Kelvin with a long overdue monster on the upper Big Hole
Flies: #10 Chubby, #12 Purple Haze #10 Pat’s Stone Brown/Green #8 San Juan Worm, Bellyache Minnoe Olive #8 Sparkle Minnow, #4 Yellow/Black Beldar; #4 Smoke N’ Mirrors #6 Yellow Zonker #10 #6 Bad Boy