Jefferson River

Big Hole River 469 cfs—Maidenrock We floated the Jefferson river a couple days ago and all in all it was a bit of a let down. Streamer fishing was difficult as there was a lot of moss and about every third cast we would be mossed up. It was a …

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Jefferson River

Big Hole 332 cfs Beaverhead 460 cfs Jefferson 554 cfs Just for a change of scenery if for no other reason we floated the Jeff yesterday. I knew the fishing would be tough with the bright sun and temps in the upper 80’s. It felt more like July than mid …

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Hebgen Dam Update

PPL has announced they have finally controlled the flow going through that damaged head gate. They are reducing the flow by 400 cfs a day until it reaches it’s normal seasonal flow which will be in about 3 or 4 days.

Frosty Morning

Big Hole River 514 cfs–Maidenrock, 410 cfs–Melrose Madison River 3640 cfs The upper Madison was closed briefly due to high flows connected to problems with Hebgen Dam. PPL stated that the dam is stable but they are having problems with outlet control structure. The river and access points are open …

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“The Van”

Big Hole 2360 cfs Beaverhead 506 cfs Madison 720 cfs (near Varney Bridge) I spoke with Dan Delekta from Bear Tooth Lodge over on the Madison this evening. He said the Madison is the lowest he has ever seen it and the wade fishing is great. According to Dan it …

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Baetis and Buggers

Big Hole 217 cfs Beaverhead 174 cfs Jefferson 546 cfs Fishing on the Jefferson yesterday was spotty with little action on streamers. In the afternoon a brief light shower came down and if like magic just after, the baetis came out big time. There were duns all over the place …

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Investigation

Big Hole River 150 cfs Beaverhead River 266 cfs Jefferson River 356 cfs Today’s edition of the Montana Standard carried a front page article about the investigations concerning those diversion dams. They confirmed with the Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife & Parks that they are under official investigation. The article …

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Slo Mo

Big Hole River 154 cfs Beaverhead River 281 cfs Missouri River 3730 cfs The past few days on the Mo. was relatively slow fishing as far as numbers were concerned. Monday and Tuesday were bright blue bird days with no wind which is a rarity up there. Mid mornings there …

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Missouri

Big Hole River 197 Beaverhead River 641 Fishing on the Missouri was tough but we managed to get some really nice ones. On the first day Jim caught four big browns back to back on a hopper pattern. Yesterday they wouldn’t look at a hopper except for a few small …

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