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Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Near Melrose, MT

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Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Near Melrose, MT

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Clarity has diminished on the Beaverhead River due to Clark Canyon Reservoir being only 30% full and the reservoir has turned over. Flows this morning out of the reservoir are 350cfs and dropping. The only luck we have had lately is on hoppers on the Beaverhead. You might also have some luck on Trico's near the dam. Fishing has been tough and hopefully improves for us. The clarity needs to improve out of the reservoir before things get better. No fishing restrictions above Tash Bridge to the Dam Fishing Restrictions on the Beaverhead: From the mouth to Hwy 91 S (Tash) downstream Hoot Owl fishing Restrictions The hoot-owl fishing restriction, which prohibits fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight, will be in effect on portions of the Beaverhead River from the mouth to Hwy 91 S (Tash).

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Beaverhead River has been fishing well lately. Flows are currently high with an outflow from Clark Canyon Reservoir of 808cfs. We have been seeing the start of the PMD hatch on the Beaverhead. Nymphing has been the name of the game but look for the dry fly fishing to pick up soon. You will also find Yellow Sallies in the week ahead. Caddis are hatching during the evening, which has made for exciting dry fly fishing.

Lodging is available June 20th - 27th. Give us a call to book your reservation 406-835-3474

#18 Split Case PMD
#16 Trigger Nymph (PMD
#16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug
#18 Mayhem Nymph
#16 PMD Comparadun
#18 Jig Frenchie

#16 Jig Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#16 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged PMD

 Sunrise guide Cameron Williams with a great Beaverhead rainbow

Sunrise guide Cameron Williams with a great Beaverhead rainbow

 Shop our Fly rod Selection for Southwest Montana Rivers

Shop our Fly rod Selection for Southwest Montana Rivers

 Lodging Available June 20th - 27th Give us a call for reservations 406-835-3474

Lodging Available June 20th - 27th Give us a call for reservations 406-835-3474

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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.

 

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

 

 

 Some Great Jig Head nymphs in stock online.

Some Great Jig Head nymphs in stock online.

 30% off Patagonia Tough Puff Shirt

30% off Patagonia Tough Puff Shirt

 Branded Gear in Stock

Branded Gear in Stock

Monday, April 12, 2021

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.

 Nice Rainbow from a guide trip this week on the Beaverhead

Nice Rainbow from a guide trip this week on the Beaverhead

 New Logo hats on our online store for purchase

New Logo hats on our online store for purchase

 New Winston Air 2 in stock on our online Store

New Winston Air 2 in stock on our online Store

 40 % off Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody online

40 % off Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody online

Sunday, October 11, 2020

We have the new Scott Centric  9 ft. 5 weights 905-4 and 9ft. 6 weight 906-4 fly rods in stock!

Looks like we are down to winter flows on the Beaverhead River. It has been a great year on the Beaverhead and the fish are very healthy moving into fall and winter. They have dropped the outflows of Clark Canyon Reservoir to 50 cfs. It is a wade fishing only proposition now on the Beaverhead. The river is fishing well and running clear. It is rather easy to identify where the fish are at these low flows. You will find hatches of Blue Winged Olives right now. Check out our Fall Special fishing packages.

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 Fall Rainbow on the upper Beaverhead River

Fall Rainbow on the upper Beaverhead River

 The New Scott Centric in Stock.

The New Scott Centric in Stock.

 Limited Edition Ross Animas Reel

Limited Edition Ross Animas Reel

 Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Beaverhead has slowed down dramatically recently. We are having tough fishing from the Dam down to barretts. The flows have dropped and the water coming out of the reservoir is off color and tons of moss is floating down stream. It is hard to fish anything other than a dry fly and maybe a streamer. If you throw any nymphs you will picking up a moss salad. Hopefully this improves but for now we suggest fishing elsewhere. Check out the new Scott Centric fly rod. We have them in stock and we are ready to ship them out.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 
 The New Scott Centric in stock on our web store

The New Scott Centric in stock on our web store

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Beaverhead River has been fishing really well on terrestrials lately. We have hoppers, flying ants and crane flies around. You will find trico's up near the dam right now and the best terrestrial fishing on the lower sections around Pipe Organ Bridge. Flows are dropping out of the reservoir as irrigation season is winding down. All Hoot-Owl closures on our local rivers have been up lifted. Get your hopper fishing in before the summer days wind down.

Shop our online Labor Day Sale! Use coupon Code "LABORSALE" at checkout for 15% off your entire order. Sale is through September 7th.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#10 Thunder Thigh Hopper
#8 Morrish Hopper
#4 Little Kim Copper
#8 Fat Albert
#10 Water Walker ( Yellow)
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#18 Trico Spinner

#18 Purple Rooster
#14 Jig Frenchie
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#16Purple Haze

 recent fish caught on the Beaverhead with a hopper pattern

recent fish caught on the Beaverhead with a hopper pattern

 Shop our online Labor Day Sale

Shop our online Labor Day Sale

 Shop our Labor Day Sale online

Shop our Labor Day Sale online

 Book your fall lodging with us

Book your fall lodging with us

Monday, August 17, 2020

The Beaverhead has been fishing well recently for us. We have moved into Crane Fly season and hopper season. You will find great cranefly fishing in the early morning hours and during the days that are overcast. Make sure you get tight to the banks and give them a twitch and you should be awarded with an explosive eat. The outflow below Clark Canyon Reservoir is 520cfs and steady right now. You will also find trico's hatching up in the slick near the dam. You can have fun stalking large fish rise in the mornings to trico's.

"Hoot-Owl" restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. the Hoot-owl restriction is currently in effect in the below locations on the Beaverhead River.

-The lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Jefferson River.

The section that is open to all day fishing with no restrictions is from the Dam down to Anderson Lane fishing access site. If you need clarification of this location please call the shop 406-412-3463.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#10 Juicy Bug
#8 Fat Albert
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Trico Spinner
#18 Comparadun Trico
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#10 Thunder Thigh Hopper

#10 Morrish Hopper
#14 Spanish Bullet
#16 Hot Bead Frenchie
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#14 Purple Haze

 Abel Vaya 5/6 Northern Lights Fade in stock on our web-store

Abel Vaya 5/6 Northern Lights Fade in stock on our web-store

 Browse our hopper patterns on our web-store

Browse our hopper patterns on our web-store

 Tropic Comfort Hoodies in stock on our web-store

Tropic Comfort Hoodies in stock on our web-store

Friday, August 7, 2020

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Fishing has been pretty good on the Beaverhead. We are still seeing some hatches of PMD's, Caddis and Yellow Sallies but the hatches are diminishing. We will start moving into Trico's below the dam and hoppers and ant's on the lower river. We are also seeing some crane fly activity on the Beaverhead. Look for the crane fly and hopper fishing to pick up dramatically over the next week. Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir are currently steady at 660 cfs.

"Hoot-Owl" restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. the Hoot-owl restriction is currently in effect in the below locations on the Beaverhead River.

-The lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Jefferson River.

The section that is open to all day fishing with no restrictions is from the Dam down to Anderson Lane fishing access site. If you need clarification of this location please call the shop 406-412-3463.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#6 Dungeon (Black/Natural)
#6 Barely Legal (white/olive)
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Crack Back PMD
#18 Split back Olive
#12 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Olive)
#12 Thunder Thighs Hopper

#8 Fat Albert
#8 Morrish Hopper
#16 Spanish Bullet
#14 Bloom's Caddis
#18 Comparadun
#18 Trigger Nymph
#18 High Vis PMD

 Find your best hopper patterns on our online store

Find your best hopper patterns on our online store

 The new Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock on our web store

The new Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock on our web store

 A great dry fly eater on the upper Beaverhead River

A great dry fly eater on the upper Beaverhead River

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Beaverhead River has been fishing well lately. We are still seeing some PMD's and Yellow Sallies on the river. Look for these hatches to tapper off and we will move into Trico's and terrestrials this next week. Hoppers are starting to work on the lower Beaverhead River. We have been catching some great fish lately on hoppers. Flows are starting to drop out of Clark Canyon Reservoir. Dropping flows will help the dry fly fishing dramatically.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

We have a Pick-Up window for customers that would prefer doing take-out orders

#6 Mini Dungeon ( Natural)
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Split Wing PMD
#18 PMD Comparadun
#12 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#14 Yellow Sallie

#16 Purple Rooster
#18 Jig Hot bead
#16 McGruber PMD
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#18 Crack Back PMD

 Sunrise guide Mika with an absolute tank brown taken on a hopper on the Beaverhead yesterday

Sunrise guide Mika with an absolute tank brown taken on a hopper on the Beaverhead yesterday

 Browse our hopper patterns online

Browse our hopper patterns online

 New Patagonia Tropic Comfort hoodies in stock on our web store

New Patagonia Tropic Comfort hoodies in stock on our web store

 Browse our terrestrials online

Browse our terrestrials online

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