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The Murky Beaverhead

While the majority of our fishing is done on the Big Hole, we can’t forget about how awesome the Beaverhead is. A classic tailwater fishery that runs right through the heart of Dillon and the Beaverhead valley. In our downtime, it is a favorite for myself, Craig and John to go to have a chance at big trout and few people.

This past summer (and the summer before) the river was not usable for the majority of July, August and into September. Murky water and dense algae blooms from Clark Canyon Dam down the the Barrett’s diversion pushed anglers away. Wade Fellin of the Big Hole Lodge is helping to bring this issue to light. He works for the Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, and is working to get this solved. If your around Dillon on Friday, December 9 stop by the Beaverhead Brewing Company to “Meet you Waterkeeper” and learn about this growing problem. We hear there will be some pretty cool prizes, plus the new “Drifted In Winter Ale” is delicious!

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