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Beaverhead River Fishing Report


Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Beaverhead is fishing very well. The water temperatures have warmed up, which has created more bug activity. We have PMD's and Caddis hatching right now on the Beaverhead. The flow out of the dam is 309 cfs. PMD dry fly fishing should be  starting any day now. Our Beaverhead River guides have been doing best nymphing and some streamer fishing on the overcast days. 

Robert Harp with an excellent Beaverhead Rainbow 

Recommended Flies: #18 Split Back PMD; #18 Pheasant Tail; #18 Barr's Emerger; #18 Soft Hackle Sow Bug; #4 Sculpzilla; #4 Smokin Mirrors Black

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, June 03, 2017

We are lucky to have the Beaverhead River in our backyard. Unlike the Big Hole, the Beaverhead is running clear below the dam. The tough part is that the river is rising daily. Once they stop raising the flows out of the reservoir and stabilize the river it will fish more consistently. We have been guiding on it daily and some days have been better then others. Today the outflow is 494 cfs, which is a great floating lever. We have done well on nymphs and streamers. 

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


Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Beaverhead River fishing report from out guides have been nothing but great lately. The hatches have finally started to get the fish looking up. You will find hatches of PMD's and Sallies during the day and Caddis in the evenings. The flows are high right now on the Beaverhead, which will make for tough wading right now but great drift boat fishing. We have had good dry fly fishing in the slick and good dry fly fishing below high bridge and down to Grasshopper boat ramp. You will not find solitude on the Beaverhead right now but don't worry their are plenty of fish for everyone on the Beaverhead. 

Flies: #14 Rollin' Stone Sally; #18 Comparadun; #16 Rusty Spinner #16 Stimulator Yellow; #16 CDC PMD;#18 Split Back PMD Olive/Brown; #18 Pheasant Tail; #18 psycho Mayfly; #18 Mustang Sally; #18 Kyle's Sally; #18 Captive Dun 

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Sunday, June 28, 2015

Flows are up on the Beaverhead and the fish are liking it. The water coming out of Clark Canyon is cold and clean right now. We are finding the start of the PMD hatch. You will find fish up and eating in the slick. Nymphing has been dynamite. Fish are eating a variety of PMD nymphs, and yellow Sallies. Wade fishing is a tough prospect right now. It will help to be in a boat to get to each hole. Our Beayerhead River Guides have had stellar fishing on the Beaverhead River and it should stay consistent for awhile. 


Flies: #18 Split Back PMD #18 Kyle's Yellow Sally #18 Mustang Sally #16 Ray Charles Soft Hackle, #16 Tan Scud, #18 RS2, #16 Sow Bug Tan/Pink, #18 Olive Split Back, #10 San Juan Worm, #18 Barr's Emerger #16 RS2 

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Beaverhead River has been fishing well. Outflows from Clark Canyon Reservoir remain low. The outflow is currently 243cfs. You will have easy wade fishing right now on the upper Beaverhead. Nymph fishing has been the main recipe for flies. The Beaverhead River is running clear down to where Grasshopper Creek dumps into the River. 

Flies #16 Ray Charles Soft Hackle, #16 Tan Scud, #18 RS2, #16 Sow Bug Tan/Pink, #18 Olive Split Back, #10 San Juan Worm, #18 Barrs Emerger #16 RS2 

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Saturday, May 16, 2015

Well, it's opening day today on the upper Beaverhead River. The reservoir outflow is only 278cfs out of Clark Canyon Reservoir. Wade fishing is very easy right now on the upper Beaverhead. You will need your sow bug/scud box and midge larva box. You will not find much for dry fly fishing on the upper river. Midge patterns of choice have been #16 Zebra Midge in red or black. Clark canyon creek is dumping mud into the river just above High Bridge. If you have some clarity below High Bridge San Juan worms will work well. Small wooly buggers will take some fish below High Bridge. Our Beaverhead River guides will be on the river during the middle of the week. 

Flies #16 Ray Charles Soft Hackle, #16 Tan Scud, #18 RS2, #16 Sow Bug Tan/Pink, #18 Olive Split Back, #10 San Juan Worm, 

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Monday, March 02, 2015

March is here and it is time to get your 2015 fishing license.  Don't get fooled just yet that spring is here. We have a winer storm warning tonight and sub zero temperatures are to follow the snow storm. The tailwater quality of the Beaverhead still makes it a great winter fishery.  Remember that the Beaverhead is closed from the Dam down to Pipe Organ Bridge. It remains closed until the 3rd Saturday of May. Wading below Pipe Organ Bridge has been good with Scuds, Sow Bugs, and Zebra Midges. Some days fish have been up eating midges on the surface.  Warmer weather awaits us at the end of the week and Beaverhead River Spring fishing is around the corner.  

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Beaverhead River Montana Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fishing has been tough on the Beaverhead.  The reservoir turned over and the river is off color.  The flows are also dropping since the reservoir is only 36% full.  We have had ok trico and PMD spinner fishing in the slick.  Once you get below high bridge the hatches are bleak.  If you are willing to wade fish the runs and keep changing flies you will get some nice fish to eat.  We are keeping a close eye on the river and once it clears up our guides will be on it.  Dave Shevokas caught this beautiful Beaverhead Rainbow the other day below High Bridge.

Beaverhead River Montana Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Beaverhead River continues to impress.  We have great hatches of PMD's, Yellow Sallies and Caddis.  You will have pods of fish rising to PMD's in the morning and Yellow Sallies throughout the afternoon.  The Caddis fishing in the evening is crazy good right now.  Nymphing has been very good throughout the day with Split Back PMD's and Trigger nymphs.  Mustang Sally Nymphs and Kyle's Sallies have been fishing well.  Flows remain excellent and the fish are healthy and putting up some serious tugs on our clients lines. 

Happy Clients and big fish on the Beaverhead River right now

Flies: #18 Split Back PMD, #16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug, #18 Pink Ray Charles, #18 Mustang Sallie, #18 Kyle's Sallie, #18 Larimer Sallie, #18 PMD Comparadun, #16 Stimulator  #18 Micro Mayfly, #4 Black Sculpzilla, #6 Sparkle Minnow

 

 

 

Beaverhead River Montana Fishing Report

Info Sunrise Fly Shop - Sunday, July 06, 2014

Fishing has been wonderful on the Beaverhead.  We have Yellow Sallies, PMD's and caddis hatching on the Beaverhead River.  Our Beaverhead River guides have been doing great on dry flies.  You can sit on pods of fish eating PMD's in the slick or fish a single yellow Sallie dry fly below High Bridge and stay hooked up.  Nymphing has been solid on Split Back PMD's and Mustang Sallies.  Flows remain at about 400cfs out of the dam.  The fish are chowing down and fattening up. 

Flies: #18 Split Back PMD, #16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug, #18 Pink Ray Charles, #18 Mustang Sallie, #18 Kyle's Sallie, #18 Larimer Sallie, #18 PMD Comparadun, #16 Stimulator  #18 Micro Mayfly, #4 Black Sculpzilla, #6 Sparkle Minnow