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!!!
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!!
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!
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!
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 [...]
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!
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!
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!
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 [...]
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