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Steady Rain Muddies Some Options

Beaverhead River - Fickle and large trout are being caught on the Upper Beaverhead below Clark Canyon Dam.  Anglers that are having success between the dam and High Bridge are changing flies often with a focus on small sowbugs, size 18-20, and various baetis patterns.  Effective baetis patterns include Barr's emerger's, olive split backs, psycho mays and olive micro mayflies.  Various midge patterns are catching fish as well.  The portion from High Bridge to Henneberry has a few more options as small worms in burgundy and natural are taking fish as well.  Flows were reduced to 283 cfs from Clark Canyon Dam today as irrigators are responding to an abundance of rainfall over the last couple of weeks.  

Poindexter Slough - An abundance of moisture has dirtied tributaries and made for some off color water on the slough in recent days.  Call the shop for an instant update as conditions improve.

Big Hole River - We've said quite a bit about the current historic low trout population on social media recently.  Still, the river is fishing pretty well with yellow streamers, sparkle minnows and San Juan worms. We respectfully ask that anglers treat fish there with the utmost of care in both fighting and releasing fish.  We'll have more to say about this situation soon.