Fishing Reports

4 reports total
Beaverhead River - April 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 46 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The section of the Beaverhead from Pipe Organ down is open and fishing well.  Nymphing with Ray Charles, midges and worms is going well.  

Streamer fishing is out of this world at times!  Sculpzilla and Zonkers have been the ticket.

We've seen a few fish sipping midges and also Baetis.
Big Hole River - April 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 46 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent


The Big Hole is fishing very strong and shows little sign of runoff yet.  Skwalla's have been reported from Divide down and the fish are looking up.  There have been good BWO hatches and midges.  Streamers have been taking some fish but the action has sometimes been a little slow.  
Keep an eye out for March Browns!  Be ready with some drake sized dries.  

Nymphing is still the most reliable way to catch fish.  Black, brown or chocolate Pat's Rubberlegs and San Juan Worms especially purple are working well.



Ruby River - November 2nd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent

Great fishing with big streamers! The fish are very active this time of year, going after big streamers. Zonker's(Copper with Natural), BelDar Buggers(Olive and Black, with yellow legs), etc... Don't be afraid to switch out flies after a few fish, you'll be surprised to see the fish in the same hole will hit the next fly just as hard.

Swing them threw the hole or Slow steady strips, when stripping, also let that streamer get down before you strip.

So get out there and FISH!!

Flies to Fish:

Zonkers-(Copper with Natural, Silver with Natural) sz. 4-6
BelDar Rubber Legs-(Olive, Black, Brown) sz. 4
Wooley Buggers-(ANY!!) sz. 4-6
Sparkle Minnow-(Royal Oil) sz. 4
Urchin Bugger-(JJ's, Vanilla) sz. 4


Clark Canyon Reservoir - October 31st, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Not many fisherman on Clark Canyon, but if you are a still-water nut you should give it a shot.  The fish are on big midges and leeches.  Nice rainbows from 4-6 lbs. are showing on a regular basis. 

Flies to Fish:

Ice Cream Cone Chironomids  Sz. 10-14
Sheep Creeks  Sz. 10 & 12
Tim's Flashback Callibaetis Sz. 14 &16
Crawfish patterns Sz 4/6
Small Woolly Buggers in various colors
Various Midge Pupae Sz. 12 & 14
Sz. 2&4
Stream Flows
  • Beaverhead River at Barretts MT
  • Flow (cfs): 137
  • Beaverhead River at Dillon MT
  • Flow (cfs): 67
  • Big Hole River at Maiden Rock nr Divide MT
  • Flow (cfs): 1850
    Temperature (°F): 32
  • Big Hole River near Melrose MT
  • Flow (cfs): 1840
    Temperature (°F): 47.66
  • Ruby River above reservoir near Alder, MT
  • Flow (cfs): 161
  • Ruby River below reservoir near Alder, MT
  • Flow (cfs): 173
  • Jefferson River near Twin Bridges MT
  • Flow (cfs): 2110
    Temperature (°F): 32
  • Madison River at Kirby Ranch nr Cameron MT
  • Flow (cfs): 829
    Temperature (°F): 38.3