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Beaverhead River, Montana - Fishing Report -
January 1
7, 2017
The river continues to be in good shape. The stream levels are still low most of
the time and most of the anglers fishing it are catching plenty of trout. It is still
Midges on the main menu. That is unlikely to change for another couple of
months. There are a few Black Flies and Winter stoneflies hatching.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is snow forecast from Thursday through next
Monday.
Highs will range from 28 to 33 degrees and lows from 10 to 21 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 153 cfs (gauge not working but discharges near normal)
Level: 0.82 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 37
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 18/20, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
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.
Winter stoneflies are hathcing.
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.
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,
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