Not Good

Big Hole 292 cfs
Beaverhead 150 cfs
Jefferson 659 cfs

We literally got our butts kicked today on the Beaverhead. We didn’t get skunked but the few small fish we caught were nothing to write home about. This morning the river was real milky colored and I’m not sure why. Perhaps Clark Canyon Ck. which comes in just below the dam was the problem. We threw every thing imaginable at em but they just wouldn’t cooperate. There were a few tricos and that was about it for any hatches.

The Big Hole will be open tomorrow and I look forward to getting back on it.

Forecast is for highs in the 60’s and mostly sunny.

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  1. John A. Vylonis

    Thanks for your updates on the Big Hole, I’m glaad it will be open soon. We are looking forward to our June of 07 trip…take care. jav

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Not Good

Big Hole River 2620 cfs (and rising) temp. 57, visibility 2 feet or less

We caught two beautiful brown trout pushing 20 inches today, but that’s all we caught. We had a few more hits on streamers and that was it. There were lots of caddis between Melrose and Brown’s Bridge but very few on the water and no action on top. Steve was booked to float tomorrow as well but I told him to go home and we’ll try it another day. It works good for him as he is only a two hour drive from his home. Some times it really hurts to tell the truth, but that’s the way it is folks.

The weather this Spring has not cooperated at all. First it was really cold and the ice breakup was way late. Now we have these record breaking hot days which is starting to bring off some of the high snow-pack–and there’s a lot of it.

I spoke with Phil Camera at the Prewett Ck. Inn and Fly Shop on the Missouri a few moments ago and he said allthough it’s still running at 6500 cfs, it’s fishing fairly well on caddis and nymphs. If your on it early in the morning, don’t hesitate to dig in your fly box and throw the biggest, ugliest streamer you got.

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  1. Flooding – By the way…
    If anyone is interested in the floods out here in the east, the Merrimack river is currently at 89,061 CFS or 760% of normal, six feet above flood stage. I think it is too blown out to fish.

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