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Fishing Report - Beaverhead River, Montana February 16, 2018
This continues to be one of the best wintertime destinations in Montana. The tailwater is
warmer near the dam. The further you fish downstream, the colder the water. Midges
and Winter stoneflies are hatching good., The gauge still isn't working, but the
discharges are normal and stream levels are fine.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow everyday this coming week, but
Thursday and Friday.
Highs will range from 9 to 37 degrees and lows from -9 to 20
degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: ??? cfs
Level: 0.88 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Barratt Dam
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/20, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Olive Matuka and Black Matuka Sculpin Streamers are great flies to use for the
larger trout. Crawl them on the bottom in the deepest water. Brown Sculpin and White
Belly Sculpin are great flies to use at this time of the year.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
We still think a good strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult
midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Aquatic Worms are working good.
Winter Stoneflies are starting to hatch.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Beaverhead River,
Montana
A description of the Beaverhead
River, Guide to fly fishing the
Beaverhead River, Beaverhead
River fishing seasons, and much
more