The Beaverhead has been fishing fantastic lately. The baetis are still around and the Mother's Day caddis are also starting to pop. Good fishing can be had throwing olive or tan Super Pupa's and Holy Grails in size 14-16. Fish one of these with a San Juan or size 16-18 baetis and you'll be in business. Holy Grails and other soft hackle pupa imitations can be especially deadly if swung wet-fly style. Elk hairs in 14-16 if you run into a solid hatch.
If you're looking to hit the Beav for the weekend bite, be aware that flows out of the dam will be bumped up to nearly 600 cfs by Saturday, so the fishing above Barretts might be a bit tricky.....BUT the good news is that this increase in flow will effectively flush out a good amount of sediment from the upper section. This is the first time in the history of the Beaverhead that we have been able to get a flushing flow, and it is all thanks to our local FWP fisheries biologist, Matt Jaeger, and his excellent management policies.
For up-to-the-minute news on Beaverhead flows, stop in at the shop or give us a call at 406-683-5276.
It's that time of year where things are changing, but its all changing for the better. We're pretty stoked about the upcoming year. If our current snowpack holds, we'll be sitting pretty come August and September.