Big Hole River Fishing Report – 7-18-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 887 cfs Melrose 943 cfs Glen 1,110 cfs VISIBILTY: Clear at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to drop every day after a slight bump in the middle of the month. 993 cfs near Melrose and although flows are dropping daily, the Big Hole River is fishing well. The best fishing […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report 7.10.14 (by FishTales Outfitting)

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FLOWS: Clark Canyon Dam -  497 cfs Barretts  – 733 cfs VISIBILITY:        good at 3+ feet, some weed beds letting go because of the increase in flows The Beaverhead River flows are up slightly again after dropping during the middle of June. Now that the weather has settled into the normal hot and dry pattern […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report – 7.4.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: • Clark Canyon Dam – 388 cfs • Barretts – 550 cfs VISIBILITY: • Very good at 4+ feet, gin clear The Beaverhead River flows are up after dropping during the middle of June. Previous perception during June limited the call for water from ranchers. I expect flows will fluctuate with precipitation levels in […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 6.26.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 2,960 cfs Melrose 2,740 cfs Glen 2,980 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to fish well as the flows drop and water clears. Salmon Flies and Golden Stones are coming off along the upper river from Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site (FAS) upstream to Sportsmen’s Camp and […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.23.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Anglers are catching rainbow trout throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are catching fish, primarily using worms, spawn or spoons, at east shore and south end access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 30 feet of water. The walleye has been excellent mid reservoir and good […]

Upper Madison River Fishing Report – 6-20-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Hebgen 705 cfs Kirby 1,010 cfs Varney 1,610 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 3+ feet The Upper Madison River has some green color but continues to drop and clear every day after peaking on May 31sth at 5,610 cfs near Varney Bridge. The Upper Madison River from Quake Lake downstream to Ennis Lake is fishing […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 6.16.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 6-12-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 3,960 cfs Melrose 3,810 cfs Glen 4,070 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to drop and clear every day after peaking on May 27th at 8,610 cfs near Melrose and although flows are still on the big side the Big Hole River is fishing really well. We’re […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report 6-5-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 5,570 cfs Melrose 5,350 cfs Glen 5,530 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 2+ feet, better above Wise River. 3+ feet. The Big Hole River is currently dropping and clearing every day after peaking on May 27th at 8,610 cfs near Melrose. Flows are still on the big side but the Big Hole River […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 6.2.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report – 5-29-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: ·         Clark Canyon Dam 378 cfs ·         Barrett’s 680 cfs ·         Dillon 140 cfs VISIBILITY: ·         4+ feet below Clark Canyon Dam. ·         Clark Canyon Creek has cleared but will have the tendency to “blow out” when there’s a substantial rain event. ·         Below Grasshopper Creek visibility is still a little dirty at 1-2 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 5.26.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report 5-22-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Clark Canyon Dam 230 cfs Barrett’s 443 cfs Dillon 136 cfs VISIBILITY: Good clear at 4-5 feet from the Dam. Below Grasshopper visibility is poor 1-2 feet. Clark Canyon Creek above High Bridge is adding some mud but it dilutes by the time you get past High Bridge. When there’s a substantial rain event […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 5.19.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind and even snow can still be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.19.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite remains consistent throughout the reservoir, especially on the north end. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or while fly fishing with various nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are catching some rainbows on the north end of the reservoir while fly fishing near shore or […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 5-15-15 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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Big Hole River Fishing Report 5-15-15 FLOWS: Maiden Rock 2730 cfs Melrose 2,550 cfs Glen 2,570 cfs VISIBILITY: Good at 2-3 feet typical tea color. The Big Hole River has been dropping steadily after a big jump to nearly 5000 cfs due to the freezing nighttime temperatures and although it’s only a matter of time […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 5.12.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind and even snow can still be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report 5-8-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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Beaverhead River Fishing Report 5-8-14 FLOWS: Clark Canyon Dam 77 cfs Barrett’s 241 cfs Dillon 110 cfs VISIBILITY: Fair 2+ feet and improving. The Beaverhead River is closed to fishing from Clark Canyon Dam Spillway FAS (Fishing Access Site) downstream to Pipe Organ FAS until the general season opener on Saturday May 17th. The Beaverhead […]

Brown’s Lake Fishing Report (5.6.14)

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Brown’s Lake fishing report by Ladd Knotek of Montana FWP: Trolling with small crank baits and still fishing with a crawler/power bait both produced a few fish early in the morning on Brown’s Lake (fishing from boat).  Other anglers appeared to be catching fish sporadically on cowbells and other trolling rigs.  Switched over to fly […]

Helena Area Reservoir’s Fishing Report for the week of 5/5/2014

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Canyon Ferry:  The spring rainbow trout bite has been excellent throughout the reservoir, especially on the north end. Shoreline anglers continue to have success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or various bead head nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are doing well on the north end of the reservoir while anchored and casting to shore […]