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!
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
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
Today turned out to be a great day here in Twin Bridges, its 56 degrees and sunny! With this break in the weather the bugs have gone into overdrive and and the Beav and Ruby are still in great shape. The Big Hole is still recovering from the rain we had but is steadily dropping from 3700 cfs. make sure to have some parachute Adams and a couple BWO emerges before you head out! Cheers
After yesterdays warm weather causing a little snow melt and this mornings rain storm the Big hole bumped up to about 3,000 cfs but the ruby is still at 54cfs and the beav is at a steady 176 cfs. Worms and a blonde Pats Rubber leg is doing the trick right now on the Big Hole, but if you're on the Beav or the Ruby fishing smaller flies like a flashback Pheasant tail, a small psycho may or scuds should get the job done. Before you go out make sure your waders are dry if you are coming from out of state! Cheers!
Today is looking to be another great day in south west Montana today!! Our rivers are loving this weather, the Big Hole is at a happy 1540 cfs after a little bump of water, but the Beav (Beaverhead) is still at 175 cfs along with the Ruby at 54 cfs. Fish are definitely starting to look up after what I witnessed last night! The streamer fishing has been slow with this sun shining but the dry fly bite makes up for that. Nymphing when the fish aren't rising is your best bet right now, throwing smaller pheasant tails and stones. Fishing picks up mid morning (10:00-12:00) but slows down afterwards, although the fish are still eating all day! Big fish are on the prowl so make sure your knots are wet and your buddy (or yourself) has the net ready! Cheers!
The sun is shining here in Twin Bridges and the bugs are liking it! With a little bit of rain in the forecast for this weekend now is the time to get out and enjoy this awesome weather we are having! Rivers are still in very good shape and the fishing is getting exponentially better as the days go by! Looks like I'm going fishing this evening, and I hope you are too! If you're getting out tonight don't forget your floatant, and a buddy! See you on the water
Fishing has been pretty slow this past week, but the fish still have to eat! Dead drifting streamers, deep is a very good option if you don't want to nymph little Baetis, worms, midges or the good 'ole Pats Rubber Leg! Keep an eye out for the blue winged olives (BWO) and midges flying around later in the day, The dry fly bite in the evening has been picking up! With the weather getting progressively better after a rainy week, so will the fishing! Weather for the next week looks super fishy, and the rivers are in good shape with the Big Hole is running at 1,320 CFS and steadily dropping, the Beaver Head is sitting at a nice 175 CFS but a little dirty, and the Ruby is at a perfect 54 CFS and clear, make sure to double check your knots and leader from the last time you [...]
It is just about time in Montana to get serious about some trout fishing. Spring clean up is almost over, we are about 75% finished with our start up agenda (read - fixing broken stuff), and the rivers are all thawed and looking great! Although cold, the fish will eat a variety of things, as long as your presentation is slowwwwwwww. I expect our freestone rivers and the fishing to get really good on the second next warm day. You know, not the first one, but the one after that. Think April 15th. In other news - I was lucky enough to travel to the Seychelles a couple times this off season, and catch a couple remarkable fish in the process. The GT in the photo is quite possibly the coolest fish I have ever caught on a fly rod. Trailing a shark, in a 4 foot surf, on foot [...]
Here's what's happening around here now. Fishing. Alot of it. Every body of water within 100 miles is in absolute peak condition. There are hatches ranging from PMD's and Green Drakes to Salmonflies happening every day, on every river. And trout are eating them. Sometimes better than others, of course - but fishing is and will continue to be very good around here for quite some time. Please call the shop for a more up to date report, or to check our availability. 406-684-5648