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Beaverhead River Fishing Report


Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, May 20, 2017

The upper Beaverhead River opened today for the general fishing season in Montana. The outflow from Clark Canyon Reservoir is only 114cfs this morning. the wade anglers are thrilled but the drifters will have a hard time below high Bridge. Not much for hatches right now on the Beaverhead. You will do best with sow bugs, scuds, and midge larva. Traffic will be busy there this weekend but should thin out by the week. If you want that tug from a trophy trout head down to the Beaverhead. If you are looking to take your drift boat on the Beaverhead at these low flows you will find it better to drift on the lower stretches. 

Recommended Flies: #18 Ray Charles; #16 Scud Tan; #18 Zebra Midge; #12 San Juan Worm; #18 Sow Bug Tan/Pink; #18 Micro Mayfly 

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, May 06, 2017

Currently we are having a flushing flow on the Beaverhead. The prediction is several days with a release of 600cfs out of Clark Canyon Reservoir. So, with this happening the fishing is not an option right now on the Beaverhead. The river is dirty and won't fish well until the flushing flows decrease. We will keep you updated when the fishing improves. The reason they are flushing the Beaverhead is to remove the silt build up below Clark Canyon Creek. 


Beaverhead River Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Fishing is good on the Beaverhead. Please remember that the river remains closed from the Dam down to Pipe Organ Bridge until the 3rd Saturday of May. Fishing below Pipe Organ has been good on Caddis and BWO's. The river remains low until the irrigation season kicks off soon. 

The Spring Special Is Back

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Friday, January 13, 2017

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Beaverhead River Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, September 03, 2016

Not a good option right now. Clarity is bad and the floating moss is horrible. You will be taking moss off your flies on every cast with dries, nymphs and streamers.

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Thursday, July 07, 2016

Great fishing right now on the Beaverhead. You will find PMD's, Yellow Sallies and Caddis hatching on the river. Nymphing has been excellent and if you want to throw dries you will find fantastic dry fly fishing in the slick and on the lower river.  The upper river has been pretty busy but you will be able to find some solitude below high bridge. 

Recommended Flies: #18 Olive/brown Split Back; #18 Hunchback #18 Crack Back; #18 Psycho Mayfly; #18 Micro Mayfly; #16 Kyle's Sally; #18 Zebra Midge; #16 PMD Spinner; #18 Rollin' Stone; #14 Bloom's Caddis; #14 CDC Caddis; #14 X Caddis; #16 Purple Haze

Beaverhead River

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Thursday, June 09, 2016

The upper Beaverhead River has been fishing well. We have had our guides on the river this week. A tan S.J. worm, and #18 olive split backs have been working well. River conditions are great right now on the Beaverheread with an outflow @ 680 CFS. Dry fly activity has been limited and nymphing has been pretty good. 

Recommended Flies: #18 Olive/brown Split back; #14 tan S.J. Worm; #18 Pheasant Tail #18 tan Scud; #18 Ray Charles; #18 Micro Mayfly #18 Psycho Mayfly 

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, May 21, 2016

It's opening day on the Beaverhead. Don't get too excited, it's blown out below Clark Canyon Creek. So you have about a mile and a half of clear water from the Dam down to Clark Canyon Creek and you will not be alone. Nymphing will be your most productive style of fishing. #18 Ray Charles, #18 sow Bugs, #14 Micro Worms, #18 Zebra midges and #18 rainbow warriors. 

Spring Special

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy new year to everyone and we are glad to get out our first Beaverhead River fishing report of the season. It's pretty quiet in Southwest Montana and we are enjoying a great valley snowpack and a slightly above average snowpack for the Jefferson drainage, which includes the Beaverhead River valley. Currently Clark Canyon Reservoir is 50% full so an above average snowpack will increase the chances of the reservoir filling up this spring. The Beaverhead is a good place to get some winter fishing done. You have options of Poindexter Slough and everything below Pipe Organ Bridge is open to fishing right now on the Beaverhead. It's been a pretty chilly winter in Southwest Montana. We have seen only a handful of days reaching above 32 degrees in the valley. We will keep you posted throughout the winter season.