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Fishing Report - Beaverhead River, Montana May 19, 2018
The water above the Pipe Organ Bridge will be open Saturday. Blue-winged olives,
midges and March Brown mayflies are hatching. The discharges and stream levels are
still very high.


Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday for the next week. Highs
will range from 56 to 70 degrees and lows from 36 to 41 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1040 cfs
Level: 2.37 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: stained
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
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
March Browns are hatching.
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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