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Beaverhead River, Montana - Fishing Report -
August
15, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are down from last week, making much better
conditions. We received two good reports from customers floating the river this
past week. There are lots of insects still hatching. Tricos are thick in some
places. Japanese Beetles and Carpenter ants are also working good.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the coming week.  
Highs will range from 7
6 to 83 degrees and lows from 47 to 49 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 425 cfs
Level: 1.60 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
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
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Terrestrial insect imitations are starting to work good.
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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