The "little" Ruby is fishing excellent. Craneflies, Caddis, Hoppers, Ants and Trico's, have been best. There are some big fish eating Craneflies early and late in the day. If you haven't skated a size 6 Cranefly acrossed the surface and watched 3 and 4 pound browns attack like a mad dog you're missing something!
If you like spring Creek fishing for large trout then you'll love Poindexter. The bug life has been exceptional. Trico's, Hoppers and Spuce Moths and the fishing has been great all day. Ever since the Beaverhead Wateshed Committee finished their project on Poindexter the fishing has really picked up and even the "ole" time fisherman are having a blast.
The fishing on Clark Canyon has been study with some real nice fish being taken. Most anglers are fishing the Red Rock end but don't hesitate to check out the Horse Prairie side. There are some big browns over there and usually better Callibaetis hatches. Midges, streamers (they just planted another 150 thousand little rainbows) damels, leeches, and crayfish patterns best.
The Big Hole is fishing exceptionally well. Spruce Moths, Tico's, Hoppers, and Ants. The water is in fantastic shape. The Trico's will show during morning hours and will, on some days, last until 11-12. The Spruce Moths fishing can last all day but is usually best in the morning Then in the afternoon fishing is best using Hoppers and Ants. We're seeing some big fish on The "Hole" this season, both browns and rainbows. Don't forget to be careful when wade fishing. The Big Hole is slippery! If you're wearing studs take 2 wading staffs. With felt bottoms one staff will work.
The Beaverhead is flat awesome. Spruce Moths, PMD's, Caddis (size 16-12), Craneflies, and more! Favorite bugs include MVP's in cream size 14, Goddard Caddis size 14, Elk Hair Caddis size 14, Cream Micro Chubbies size 14, Bloom's Spruce Moth size 14, Posted PMD Hackle Spinner size 18, Parachute Hopper size 8, Red Neck size 14, Partridge & Peacock size 12, Red Squirrel Nymph size 12, CW Transitional Dun size 18, Brown Bear Brown size 6-10, Crayman size 6, Dave's Hopper size 8-14, T's Super Pupa in pink size 14, And so much more!
If you like big fish on dries you should be on the Beav. Not many anglers, and big fat browns and rainbows. And don't forget your favorite 10' 3 wt. You'll land more fish. Oh I forgot to add Zonkers size 4, Yuk Bugs size 4 and Girdle Bugs size 4. If your rod needs exercising we suggest a few days on the Beaverhead!!!
It's that time of year when everyone thinks it's too hot, the fish are not biting and it's better to be seating around relaxing. We would like to introduce you to fishing around Dillon in August. The dry fly fishing is to die for - some of the best of the year! The water is in great shape and the water temps. are ideal. It's hopper time - cranefly time - spruce moth time - caddis time - ant time - trico time - pmd time - and more! If you like fishing dries to large trout then you owe yourself a trip to Dillon. Call us for up to date info. 406-683-5276.
It's hopper time on Poindexter and it's time for you to get out there and see what you've been missing. We're seeing some very nice fish coming to the surface this season, fish over the magical 20" mark. Craneflies, Spruce Moths and hoppers, but the Trico fishing in the morning has been excellent.
A friend was in yesterday and showed us a picture of a 25.5" brown he took in the morning. The fishing is quite good on Clark Canyon, but don't put all your money on the Red Rock end. Look around. We like to take a pair of binoculars and sit somewhere where you can see a large area and look for activity. The Horse Prairie side as well as the south side in front of the Hap Hawkins camp ground can fish very well on years like this. Midges, leeches and another deadly little snail pattern that we have have been the best producers. 3x and hang on!
The hopper fishing can't get any better. We have finally got our hoppers back and the big fish are looking up. The Spruce Moth activity is still very heavy coupled with hoppers and you'll have the day of your life. We have some special Spruce Moth patterns that are just the ticket for even the toughest of fish.
We always get a kick out of all the anglers that really don't know how well August fishes. By far and away it is my personal favorite time of year to fish as the dry fly fishing is always the best of the year. Bar none!!! Give us a call if you would like to spend a day or 2 on the water. 406-683-5276.
Not many anglers and big fish. Hm..... Nice combination. What a great time to be on the Beaverhead!!! The fishing is off the charts with some very large fish being taken. I was on it 5 days recently and we caught fish up to 23" on dries, big browns and rainbows as fat as your leg. All methods are fishing well- nymphs, dries, emergers, and streamers. The PMD hatch is still heavy and with the tremendous abundance of Caddis (up to size 10) and Sallies the river can not get any better! And to stir things up a bit the Craneflies are hatching behind town and we saw a picture of a 26" brown that ate one recently.
We have some openings for guided trips so if you want to see the "old" Beaverhead in all its glory, give a call- 406-683-5276.