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Beaverhead River, Montana - Fishing Report -
October 17, 2017
The conditions remain about the same, with low discharges and good stream
levels. There are some big brown trout being caught. Sculpin streamers are
catching most of them. Midges, Reds and Creams, are catching the most fish.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow from Friday through
Monday, otherwise clear for the coming week. Highs will range from 46 to 66
degrees and lows from 27 to 38 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
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
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa 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. .
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
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