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June 5 report – “Sprummer”

Just another beautiful day in Twin Bridges, Montana!! Weather looks amazing and our rivers are flowing at great levels, the Big Hole in Melrose at about 4300 cfs and has leveled out a bit. Next up, the Beaver head river is coming out of the Dam at just under 600 cfs but below grasshopper creek is pretty high and dirty. Lastly, the Ruby is still pretty high at 550 and gaining water but fishing is GREAT all around. Lots of good reports from the guides yesterday, even the Madison, we are fishing all the rivers we have and couldn't be happier!

By | June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

June 4 report- stocking our trout pond!

It is a Beautiful day in Twin Bridges and it looks like it's going to be a hot one, sunny with a high of 80 degrees! The fishing is pretty good right now, the rivers haven't blown out completely just yet. The Big Hole river is flowing at a beautiful 4,090 cfs, and the Beaver head river is coming out of the Dam at 531 cfs, that's pretty good if you ask me! The Ruby river is trending up in flows at but is currently flowing at about 520 cfs. Rooster anticipates Salmon flies and the big bugs within the next 48 hours (weather dependent). The forecast for the next few days is pretty warm (low 80's) until Friday when it will cool down to about 50 for a few days then back to the warmth! Don't forget sunscreen, especially when you're in a drift boat you'll burn quick out [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Roosters Reports|0 Comments

June 3 Report

It's finally June in Twin Bridges, but the mosquitoes are back... Fishing has been surprisingly good these past few days, and weather looks great for this following week. Our rivers are definitely seeing the effects of run off but very slowly, water clarity is a little lacking on the Ruby but the Jefferson, Big Hole, and Beaver head river are in pretty good shape in terms of water clarity. The rivers are fluctuating a bit day to day because of run off but the Beaver head is coming steadily out of the Dam at 511 cfs, The Big Hole is rising slowly and at Maiden Rock and it is flowing at approximately 4100 cfs, Charlie mentioned he loves to fish these flows! The Ruby is quite high at 500 and is kind of scary to wade in my opinion but fish are catchable on flashy dark streamers.  Twitching buggers and worms [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Roosters Reports|0 Comments

May 27 report

Its a little chilly this Morning in Twin Bridges, with a little rain in the forecast today should be a great day to do some fishing if the Wind doesn't pick up here!!  The Big Hole is at about 3100 cfs  and fishing is much better in the morning and slows down around 14:00. The Beaver head is on fire as of right now, flowing 314 cfs out of the Dam. The Ruby river is slowly gaining water with flows at 318. The weather for this week looks fantastic after Tuesday when the wind dies down. Don't forget to tell someone where you're going before you head out!!!

By | May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 22 Report

We had a great time on the Beaverhead the other day! Charlie and Tracey helped to put me on my first Montana trout! The fishing was excellent and the bite was consistent throughout the day. I had a fantastic time and am looking forward to continuing to work and explore this awesome area of Montana while having the opportunity to meet all of our awesome guests! -Jeff

By | May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 21 report- Bird Dogs and Brown Trout!

The rain has finally left twin Bridges... For now, we are seeing a little rain in the forecast for tomorrow but not enough to worry about. All of our rivers are now dropping to very fish-able levels! The Big Hole river has seen a drastic drop in water levels from almost 7000 cfs to around 4500!!! The Beaver head has dropped a little bit and is coming out of the Dam at 440 cfs, the Ruby on the other hand is a little high at 530 cfs. Tossing streamers with lead or nymphing worms deep is doing the trick when the wind isn't blowing too hard. Make sure to keep an eye on this blog for some "how to" posts on fishing our area of the world! Cheers!!

By | May 21st, 2019|Roosters Reports|0 Comments

May 17 report

Well, the rain has hit Twin Bridges and so has run off... The Big Hole river is exponentially gaining water now at 5100 cfs. The Ruby and the Beaverhead River are not seeing the amount of water the Big hole is but they are definitely being affected with the Beaver head coming out of the dam at 550 cfs and the Ruby river is at 700 cfs. Fishing has been a little tricky with rising water levels but once the rivers peak and flatten out a bit the bite will be ON!! Make sure to wade EXTREMELY carefully with rising water levels and ALWAYS wear a wading belt!! Cheers!!!

By | May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

may 14 report

The warm weather has been here for a while in Twin Bridges, but that also means run off is about to hit us like a train. Not to worry though the Big Hole river fishes very well during run off, just be safe with the rising water levels. The Bighole is flowing at just under 3,000 cfs and on a steady rise, The Beaver head on the other hand is coming out of the dam at 470 cfs and the water is a perfect color!! Lastly, the Ruby river has been sitting around 400 cfs for  the past week but was bumped to 500 cfs... It is a little hard to wade but you can definitely catch fish!!

By | May 14th, 2019|Roosters Reports|0 Comments

May 13 report

The Wind  has finally left Twin Bridges and it is stinking beautiful out!! Skwalas on the Jefferson river this week, Rooster says it is one of the best hatches he has ever seen!! The Jefferson River is flowing at 2800 cfs here in town but steadily dropping, The Ruby river has been sitting at 402 cfs for the past couple days, and the Beaver head river is coming out of the dam at 360 cfs. The Big Hole on the other hand is sitting pretty consistent at 2300 cfs. Don't forget to wipe off your sunglasses when you head out!!

By | May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 8 report

Roosters face in the picture above  explains how we all feel about this wind here in Twin Bridges today, but don't let that fool you the fish are happy and hungry!!  The Big Hole river is slowly rising at 1740, fishing isn't very consistent but you can definitely find them! The Beaver head river on the other hand is at 505 cfs out of the dam and pretty dirty in town. The Ruby may be your best bet, but I haven't been down that way since Monday. The Dam master bumped the flows to about 400 cfs just today, but right below the Dam is usually pretty clean! Don't forget your net when you head out, I do that too often! Cheers!

By | May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments