The big trout opener is on Saturday and once again the Beaverhead will be a tremendous place to fish. This tailwater fishery should have conditions that we'd rate an 8 out of 10! With absolutely clear water down to High Bridge and good visibility from there to Grasshopper Creek, that's over ten miles of highly productive tailwater!
Flows out of the dam are under 200cfs which will give the wade angler good chances. The river from the Dam to High Bridge is in fantastic shape. Be ready up here with sow bugs (Ray Charles, Big Horn Soft Hackle). Also midges (Zebras). Worms(SJ, Hot bead, wire). BWO's (Splitback, PT Cruzer--Extended Bodies, Snowshoe Baetis). Caddis are also trying to come back after the rise in water (Shop Vac, Holy Grail) The mega rainbows are waiting after not being fished for months!
Although the top is perfect, below High Bridge the water is turbid tonight, Thursday. Clarity was a little over a foot and fish were rising tonight to BWO's. This should clear rapidly and by Saturday expect good but not perfect visibility from there down to Grasshopper Creek. Below Grasshopper creek and down through town the visibility will be worse. Poindexter Slough is a good option down there.
Stop by for bugs and to look at a map. We are ready to help with anything you need to have a successful day of fishing. Have fun this weekend!