Fishing is fantastic in Twin Bridges Montana and the surrounding areas right now. Weather for this week looks great with pretty regular afternoon thunder storms. The Big Hole river has a lot of fish looking up and the whitefish bite is on sub surface... The Big Hole at Maiden rock is at a great 1230 cfs, and the Beaverhead is coming out of the dam at about 530 cfs. Nymphs mostly on the Beav unless you see some fish rising then the dry bite should be pretty good through out the day. The Ruby is a little off color but is flowing at 315 cfs which is almost perfect but super fishable! We are seeing a lot of PMDs and a few Caddis and Sallies . Look for cloud cover if you intend on fishing dries, the fish don't like to rise in the bright sun!!
It is a fantastic day in Twin Bridges, Montana and the fishing is about the same! We are seeing large numbers of PMD's, Caddis and Golden Stones on the Big Hole river, and the Beaver head is seeing all those bugs except the golden stones. Flows on all of our rivers are great, starting with the Big Hole which is sitting at about 1400 cfs and trending down, the Beaver head is coming out of the Dam at 541 cfs but the water is a little off color. The Ruby is in great condition flowing at 290 cfs and clarity is perfect. Dries mostly later in the day like a purple haze or a chubby but when nymphing throw a brown split back PMD with your favorite Stonefly or pheasant tail.make sure you grab lunch before you head out! Cheers
Its a little rainy and cold her in Southwest Montana but it should warm up this week! Fishing is still spectacular with the Beaver head and Big hole river seeing a decent amount of bug activity. The Big hole has seen a little drop in water levels and is sitting at just over 2000 cfs about 100 cfs down from yesterday. The Beaver head on the other hand is still coming out of the Dam at 626 cfs and is fishing really consistent right now along with the Ruby river at 313 cfs our tail waters are in great shape! we are starting to see PMD's on every river and we should start seeing more Green Drakes as the days go by!
It was a little wet and chilly on the walk over to the shop this morning. The Weather man say its going to be getting progressively warmer as we head into next week. With a little bit of rain and of course clouds, fishing is great right now and we are waiting for the Beaver head river to get REALLY good in the coming weeks. The Beaver head is flowing out of the Dam at 649 cfs and is a really good color here in Twin Bridges. The Ruby river is coming down , clearing up and is fishing very well right now at 338 cfs. The Big Hole river... The Big Hole is fishing so good right now I cannot do it justice in this report you must come see for yourself, bugs are everywhere. PMD's, Golden Stones, Green Drakes, Salmonflies and with the flows near 2100 at maiden [...]
It is looking to be another fantastic day in South West Montana! The big Hole river is dropping very slowing and is currently sitting at 2300 cfs at Maiden rock, and the fishing cant get much better than it is right now. The Beaver head is still coming out of the dam at 626 cfs and fishing is pretty consistent. The Ruby is still a little high and off color but is fishing well. The Jefferson river is also fishing pretty well and is flowing at about 3000 cfs and clarity is pretty good. Don't forget sunscreen before you head out!!! Cheers
It is a beautiful day in southwest Montana with a high near 71 and winds at 3 mph cant get much better than that!! The Big Hole river is at a perfect 2240 cfs at maiden rock the fishing is outstanding. We are seeing small numbers of salmon flies and some fish are looking up for them, nymphing stones and small mayfly stuff or stripping a zonker under a bobber are your best options to catch trout there. The Beaver head on the other hand is at a good flow, coming out of the Dam at 629 cfs. We are seeing small numbers of pmd's and few caddis, nymphs like a Barrs emerger or sow bug are catching most of our fish. Lastly, the Ruby River is coming out of the Dam at 388 cfs as of this Morning, water is a little off color but stripping dark streamers is [...]
The weather in Twin Bridges today is fantastic! Water temps are back on the rise after the rough cold snap we had over the weekend and the fish are liking it!! flows are looking good too with many of our rivers dropping quickly, like the Big Hole river which has dropped all of 1500 cfs to a beautiful 2850 cfs, and the Beaver head river is coming out of the Dam at 654 cfs and is pretty clean above Grasshopper creek. The Ruby river is slowly dropping and is currently at 480 cfs. Fish are being caught all over the place so go somewhere you haven't been before, and make sure you grab some bear spray. Don't forget bug spray eats fly line so keep the
Today is looking to be a fantastic day in Southwest Montana with a high of 68 degrees and sunny it cant get much better! We have actually seen the rivers drop in flows following this rain and cold weather, The Big Hole in Melrose has dropped from 4300 cfs to approximately 3700 cfs and is fishing so good as of now, you cant miss out! Hopefully the salmon flies should be here within the next 72 hours! The Beaver head on the other hand is coming out of the Dam at 675 cfs and is fishing well with nymphs. The ruby is still running high out of the Dam at 560 cfs but it is coming down and fish are definitely being caught. Make sure you practice casting your rod before you come out for your trip, it will help you to catch more fish!! Cheers
It's raining a little bit in Twin Bridges today but fishing can be really good when its raining!! Flows are coming up a little bit following the rain but the Big Hole is at just under 3000 cfs and is fishing GREAT, The Beaver head river is a little higher than yesterday at 695 which is almost above the banks in some spots, water clarity in town here is <12 inches and the ruby is still high at about 580 cfs, but fish are eating in there. Both today and tomorrow look like a great day to strip streamers with the cloud cover and rain, if they don't eat a zonker under a bobber throw a big rubber legs (size 4-6) in any color. The salmon flies should be flying within the next 5 days hopefully, we are just counting down the minutes at this point!!
Fishing is outstanding as of right now, Flows are great and fish are happy! Our guide Ty Smith with Steve landed the massive fish pictured yesterday on the Big Hole river, what a fish! Speaking of the Big Hole, it is flowing at just over 1600 cfs at Mudd creek, the beav is also in great shape coming out of the Dam at 665 which is about 70 cfs higher than what it has been at for the past couple weeks. The ruby is still flowing high and fast just under 600 cfs but you can definitely find fish! Pats rubber legs are working well along with psycho mays and worms, but the fish are being picky right now so change often until you crack the code! Keep your eyes out for the big bugs they are going to pop off anytime, make sure you're here when that happens! Cheers!! [...]