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The river is becoming fishable again in and above the canyon, only being slightly off colored. Below the Taylor Fork, The run off is still coming in from the Bridger’s, making the water murky and dirty. While Caddis flies aren’t starting their hatch yet, the fish are still feeding on caddis and mayfly nymphs. Stoneflies and worms are still productive, as well as small, darker colored streamers
Dries: Griffiths Gnat
Nymphs: WD 40
Bead Head WMD Stone-Black
Copper Bob-Red, Black, Purple
Bead Head Flashback Hares Ear,
Pat’s Stone- Olive/Black, Black/Brown, Brown Olive
Bead Head Power Worm- Red, Purple,
Streamers: Brownish Bugger
Kellers Mouthwash, Black/Red
The Caddis Hatch has started! Fish have not started keying in on adults, but are going after emergers. As the hatch starts heatng up, don’t be afraid to though on something other than a caddis. Tie on a stimi Chew toy as it will give the fish something new, and they will be eager to take it. Water clarity is still low, so tie off that emerger behind a Bead Head Power worm or Pat’s stone.
Dries: X Wing Caddis- Brown, Tan.
Elk Hair Caddis- Brown, Tan, Black
Stimi Chew Toy- Yellow, Tan
Nymphs: Bead Head Power Worm- Red, Pink
Pats Stone- Black/olive, Brown, Olive
copper bob- Red, Purple
Streamers- Kellers Mouth Wash- Green, tan, Black
Conehead Wooly Bugger- Black, Brown
The Upper is Still Fishing Well above Hebgen and through out the Miracle Mile, While Runoff is still happening through the lower sections of the river. Full run off should be in effect within the next 2 weeks, as Quake lake starts filling with dirt. Small streamers, along with flashy nymphs behind a stonefly should work well. BWO hatches can be spotted throughout the day, so be prepaired for the possibility of dry fly fishing!
Nymphs : Bead Head Power Worm-Red, Pink, Purple
Copper Bob- Red, Pearl, Silver
Lightning Bug- Silver, Pink
Flashback Pheasant tail
Dries: Para BWO
Hi vis BWO
Streamers- Conehead Wooly Bugger- Black, Olive
Circus Peanut- Olive, Black
Kellers Mouth Wash- Olive, Yellow, Black
Zonker- White, Olive
Colder Temperatures have slowed down the runoff, allowing for better fishing along the banks, The Caddis Hatch has started on the Stone as well, so toss a CDC emerger in Tan Or an X wing Caddis a long the Bank, and watch for those rises! Streamers have also been productive along the banks and drop offs.
Dries: X Wing Caddis- Orange, Brown, Tan
Elk Hair Caddis
Nymphs: CDC Emerger- Orange, Tan
Copper Bob-Red, Green
Lightning bug-Silver, Pearl
Bead Head Pearl Worm
Pats Stone, Olive, Black
Kaufman Stone- Golden
Flashback Hares Ear
Streamers: Zonker- Olive
Conehead Wooly bugger- Black, olive
Circus Peanut- Black, Olive
Conehead Maribou Muddler
With warmer weather this past week, spring run-off has led to higher river levels with increased mud. The Big Hole River has been triple it’s earlier flow and very muddy. The river clears up at Wisdom to the source. Anglers have been catching a few trout on bright Rapalas or Panther Martins. Streamers have been effective cast in near the banks.
The Jefferson has been fishing fair to float anglers casting streamers or Rapalas. The Waterloo and Hell’s Canyon areas have been the best areas to fish. Delmo Reservoir has been fishing very well this past week. Hammered brass krocodiles have been very effective. Orange garlic marshmallows with night-crawlers are a great choice for bank fisherman.
The Clark Fork has been fishing fair North of Galen. Purple Prince Nymphs and Golden Stones have been working well.
The Beaverhead is fishing fair below Pipe organ, however, the grasshopper has been dumping mud and silt into the river. San Juan worms, golden Stone nymphs, or midges have been great choices. Rapalas and Panther Martin lures are always a good bet. Blue Winged Olives or Pale Morning Duns fish well with warm early morning temperatures.