Fishing Reports

4 reports total
Beaverhead River - September 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent

Although we are going into our winter flows the fishing is kick-butt.  The nymph fishing is unreal, but watch for the dry fly fishing to really pick up after this next storm. Streamers can be the key for big fish and we have a solid selection of the best ones.

Flies to use: 

MVP's in pink and amber.
Zebra Midges in tan, olive, red & black.
Yuk Bugs in sz. 4 & 6.
LGF's in sz. 18 & 20.
Bern's Ghost Dancer streamers in sz. 4.
Yellow Belly 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. 18.
Quigley's Hackle Stacker Female Trico sz. 20
Tim's Power Pupa in squirrel and Pink colors sz. 14 & 16.
Zonkers - olive, pearl, white & copper sz. 4
Tim's Crayman sz. 4
Bear Back Emergers in yellow, pink and orange in sizes 10 & 8.
Timmy's Yellow Legged Super Bug sz. 6.

Don't forget to take a look at Poindexter.  A great place to visit in the fall and this year is better.  Drop by the shop and we'll give you the full scoup of what's happening on the "slough."

Big Hole River - September 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent

The Big Hole is fishing very well.  Small BOW nymphs, an assortment of small to size 10 orange Stimi dry flies, and your favorite streamers - they're all working.  And don't forget that the Big Hole is a slippery river.  Wade carefully. 

 Flies to use:

Purple & golden Chubbies in sz. 8 & 10
Luna Negro's in sz. 10&12
Hares Ear in olive & nat. sizes 12-16
Purple Haze in sizes 12-16
Prince nymphs in sizes 14-18
P.T.'s in sizes 12-18
MVP's in Amber size 16
Quigley's Female Trico Hackle Stacker sz. 20
And a host of different streamers!



Clark Canyon Reservoir - September 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Fishing is good at Clark, but not fast.  Nice fish, around 4-5 lbs. are being taken at the south end and in the west arm.  Leeches are your best bet.

Flies to Use:
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 - September 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent

The water has dropped so water clarity is much better up by the dam.  The fishing is quite good.  

Flies to Use:

San Jaun Worms in pink and wine
Timmy's Crane Fly Larva sz 6
MVP's in amber sz 16
Tim's Cranefly dries sz. 6 & 8
PMX's in orange, size 10
Tim's Power Pupa's in pink sz. 16


Stream Flows
  • Beaverhead River at Barretts MT
  • Flow (cfs): Ssn
  • Beaverhead River at Dillon MT
  • Flow (cfs): n/a
  • Big Hole River at Maiden Rock nr Divide MT
  • Flow (cfs): Ssn
    Temperature (°F): 32
  • Big Hole River near Melrose MT
  • Flow (cfs): Ice
    Temperature (°F): 32
  • Ruby River above reservoir near Alder, MT
  • Flow (cfs): Ice
  • Ruby River below reservoir near Alder, MT
  • Flow (cfs): 46
  • Jefferson River near Twin Bridges MT
  • Flow (cfs): Ice
    Temperature (°F): 32
  • Madison River at Kirby Ranch nr Cameron MT
  • Flow (cfs): 926
    Temperature (°F): 32.54