Opening Day on the Beaverhead is this Saturday!
While we've been harassing the fish for awhile, we are extremely excited to have the Beaverhead River open this Saturday from Clark Canyon Dam downstream to Pipe Organ Bridge. The word from the Beaverhead biologist is that the average size of the fish in the upper river is better than last year, that's saying something! Non-residents should keep in mind that our special regulations go into effect this weekend as well. The stretch from High Bridge to the Henneberry access is closed to non-resident float fishing on Saturdays. Henneberry to Pipe Organ Bridge is closed on Sundays to non-resident float fishing as well.
Beaverhead River - The opening of one of the best trophy trout fisheries in the country on Saturday is sure to draw a crowd. Anglers will find success with a lot of different bugs initially. Worms, sowbugs, baetis patterns, and streamers will all take fish early on. After the opener, expect things to tighten up a little. The savvy fisherman will go small, size 18-20, in a variety of midge, baetis and sowbug patterns. Best of luck, and lets all try to do our part to respect our fellow anglers by spacing out at respectful distances.
Big Hole River - The Big Hole is in great shape and fishing really well! Streamers and San Juan worms were the ticket over the weekend. The water from Jerry Creek downstream to the confluence fished the best. The Mother's Day caddis on the Big Hole should make an appearance within the next ten days. Give us a call and we'll relay any up to date information that we might have about the hatch.