A blast of Summer sent a bunch of lower elevation snow into Southwest Montana over the past two weeks, but cooler temnperatures have broiught some local waters into fishable shape. Look for conditions to be somewhat volatile over the next few weeks as expected increasing flows from Clark Canyon Reservoir and warming temperatures increase the amount of runoff. An abundance of snowpack south of Dillon has us extremely optimistic about prospects for the summer, it's just taking awhile to begin. Conditions could change daily over the next couple of weeks. Please call the shop, 406-683-5276, for the most current update.
Big Hole River - A big flush of low elevation snow sent flows upwards of 4500 cfs on the Big Hole over the last two weeks. Cooler nights have slowed the melt and the Big Hole should fish very well over the next week.
Beaverhead River - Low flows from Clark Canyon have the Beaverhead unfloatable above town for the most part. Wade fishermen are doing well between Pipe Organ Bridge and Grasshopper Creek. We expect flows to increase steadily ahead of opening day on May 20th.