Fishing Reports

4 reports total
Beaverhead River - June 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent

The Beaverhead has been kicking out some excellent catches of big browns and rainbows.  Dispite the warmer weather the Beaverhead is running cold with water temps. in the low to mid 50's  Look for PMD's, Yellow Sallies, and Caddis.  

We had rain this afternoon.  A nice addition from the Trout Gods.

Flies to use: 

MVP's in pink and amber.
Zebra Midges in tan, olive, red & black.
Split Back's in sz. 16 in olive & brown.
LGF's in sz. 18 & 20.
Barr's PMD Emerger in sz. 18.
Bern's Ghost Dancer streamers in sz. 4.
Yellow Flash Dancer in sz. 4.
Dead Ray's in sz. 18 colors tan & pink.

Vanilla Urchin sz. 4
New Age Buggers in olive, black and Golden Stone. sz. 4 & 6.
Tim's Sparkle Spider in sz. 16.
Quigley's Cripple Pattern's in sz. 16.

Big Hole River - June 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 87 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent


The Big Hole is dropping so look for good to excellent dry fly fishing

 The Big Hole is changing so make sure you have an array of different bugs with you.  The bug life could include golden stones, green drakes, pmd's, yellow sallies and mahogany duns.  We always suggest to have a few different colors of Chubbies, sz. 8 & 10, Purple Haze in sz. 12 and 14 and sz. 16 Sparkle Spiders.  Make sure you are fishing a long leader - say 10-12 feet.

Despite the warmer weather the Big Hole is fishing very well. Get on early and fish it until the fishing slows in the afternoon.


Clark Canyon Reservoir - June 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Big Fish on Clark Canyon!

It has started, but there are few anglers taking advantage of the fishing at Clark Canyon.  We are still suggesting to fish the west end but the south end has started to show some fish.  We encourage anglers to stop by the shop to pick up the latest bugs and the right leaders.

Chironomids  Sz. 10-14
Sheep Creeks  Sz. 10 & 12
Crawfish patterns Sz 4/6
Various Midge Pupae Sz. 12 & 14
Sz. 2&4
Rickard's Seal Bugger sz. 8 & 10
Ruby River - June 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 86 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent

The dry fly fishing is outstanding.   The fish are in great shape this season and with cooler weather in the forcast look for these conditions to continue.  Flows are around 300CFS. 

Flies to Fish:

San Jaun Worms in pink and wine
Crane Fly Larva sz 6
PT Cruzers in olive sz 14 & 16
MVP's in pink & amber sz 14 (these guys have been killing them!)
Tim's Cranefly dries sz. 6 & 8
Sparkle Spiders sz. 16
Elk Hair Caddis sz. 14
PMX's in Royal, yellow, and peacock. sz 12 & 14


Stream Flows
  • Beaverhead River at Barretts MT
  • Flow (cfs): 771
  • Beaverhead River at Dillon MT
  • Flow (cfs): 159
  • Big Hole River at Maiden Rock nr Divide MT
  • Flow (cfs): 560
    Temperature (°F): 65.66
  • Big Hole River near Melrose MT
  • Flow (cfs): 489
    Temperature (°F): 66.38
  • Ruby River above reservoir near Alder, MT
  • Flow (cfs): 113
  • Ruby River below reservoir near Alder, MT
  • Flow (cfs): 300
  • Jefferson River near Twin Bridges MT
  • Flow (cfs): 687
    Temperature (°F): 68.9
  • Madison River at Kirby Ranch nr Cameron MT
  • Flow (cfs): 1250
    Temperature (°F): 60.8