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May 6 report

It was a little chilly walking to the shop this morning but will warm up to the mid 60's here in Twin Bridges today. Fishing has been pretty consistent all around, The Beaver head River, which is flowing at just under 600 cfs out of the Dam, and Ruby which is at 195 cfs have both settled after they bumped up the flows so get back out there! The Big Hole on the other hand is still looking good at 1900! Caddis should be coming off any day now so get excited because I am! Don't forget a warm cup of coffee before you head out in the morning! Cheers!

By | May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 3 report

We couldn't have asked for a better day here in South West Montana! The sun is shining with a little breeze and the fish are HUNGRY. The Ruby is flowing high at 168 cfs but the Big Hole is at a perfect 1700 cfs. The Beav has gained a little water and is coming out of the dam at 360 cfs (a gain of about 120 cfs from yesterday). We are slowly and I mean very slowly seeing the effects of run off as the daily temps warm up. We are still fishing the same stuff, under bobbers mostly but some good dry fly reports have been coming in... Just waiting on the caddis and march browns to start up then its GAME ON! Before you make your next trip to the river, make sure to have our new sticker on your rig!! You can call Rob in the shop [...]

By | May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 2 report

It looks like its a perfect day in Twin Bridges to catch some trout! The Big Hole is at a perfect 1930 cfs and the Beav in town is still a little high at about 360 cfs. The Ruby is at about 110 cfs from yesterday when it was at 54 cfs, it should be fishing really well in about 4-5 days as long as this weather holds!! I have been seeing some Baetis on cloudy days and BWOs on the sunnier days, We are still waiting for the Caddis to pop but it should be soon!! We are still fishing worms and stones on the Big Hole, and sow bugs/scuds are the ticket on the Beav. Make sure to grab a stream thermometer when you head out, knowing the water temp can lead you right to the trout! Cheers!

By | May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 1 report

It's now May and we are wondering if spring is a real thing around here... Weather man says its supposed to look more like spring this week(50-60 degrees)! Fishing is spectacular right now even with the rough weather. Lots of fish still eating worms and stones, and are looking up for the flying bugs when the water is clean, I heard a report of big March Browns flying around cant wait 'til that hatch kicks into gear!! Rivers are really starting to shape up without the rain and warmer temps we have had, the Beav is coming out of the dam at 240 cfs and the Big Hole is at a beautiful 2100 cfs. Ruby is still at 54 cfs and fishing really well. Yesterdays boats had outstanding results. Don't forget to make sure all your rod sections are tight together, if not you risk breaking your stick! Cheers!

By | May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 29 report

The wind has died down here in Town, but fishing reports from the guides were awesome after yesterdays float, we are still fishing worms and stones mostly, midges if you want to get fancy. All of our rivers are fishing great and flows are looking awesome as well! Weather is looking cold for today unfortunately, but if you layer up well you shouldn't have a problem. make sure to wet your knots! Cheers!

By | April 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 28 report

Well, we got some snow today in Twin Bridges, and the wind is blowing a little hard. If you're gonna go fishing don't get bummed out, there are definitely places where the wind isn't as strong! All the Guides came back with pretty good reports last night and seemed very optimistic about fishing today! The The Big Hole is dropping steadily, flowing at about 3000 cfs at glen but has drastically dropped in temperature as well(water temp as of 08:00 was 33 degrees) but should warm up as the days go by. Clark C anyon reservoir is 100% full, but the Beav is still coming out of the dam at 24o cfs and ruby reservoir is about 99% full but the Ruby is still flowing at about 54 cfs. Fishing keeps getting better so don't wait 'til run off hits! Before you head out fill up a water bottle instead [...]

By | April 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 27

The wind is howling here in Twin Bridges today, unfortunately... But that doesn't mean stay inside and tie bugs, the fish are pretty hungry right now! The Big Hole has seen a good drop in water from yesterday and is flowing at about 3000 cfs and the Beav in town is starting to clear up! The Ruby is also still in prime condition as of today. Make sure to keep an eye out for Baetis and some smaller BWOs. Nymphing is still catching most of our fish, and dead drifting streamers have been effective when there is some cloud cover. If you're fishing streamers make sure to constantly change up colors 'til you crack the code! Cheers

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

April 26 report

We got a little bit of rain over the night, just enough to make the worm fishing better but not enough to blow the rivers! The Beav is still a little dirty in town but is running 176 cfs out of the dam. The Big Hole is fluctuating around 2700 cfs. David, Garey, and Charlie said fishing was better in the morning but slowed down in the afternoon. The sun is starting to make an appearance on town and hopefully it stays this way! Before you go out today make sure to grab a sharpie for quick fly color changes (its more effective than it sounds)!!! The fish in the picture came out of the Ruby a few days ago, and he ate an emerger, Cheers!  

By | April 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 25 report

The weather cant get much better than it is today! We are seeing more bugs com off with this sun warming up the water. The rivers haven't  changed much, but we are starting to see runoff make its appearance following this warm weather! fish are eating dries when the water has a good amount of visibility, the Big Hole and Beav are still a little off color, but the Ruby is clear as glass! Don't forget a couple of your favorite brews before you head out! Cheers  

By | April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 24 report

It has been a great week in South West Montana and it looks like the weather is going to stay that way! The Big Hole got a little water last night that bumped it to 3700 cfs but the Beaver head in town here is at 480 cfs and a little dirty, but they are still eating nymphs. The Ruby is still in perfect condition but is predicted to get overflow from the reservoir on may 10th! make sure you're fishing deep enough! Cheers

By | April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments