Beaverhead River Fishing Report 5-18-24

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Beaverhead River Fishing Report 5-19-24

The upper Beaverhead River season opener yesterday did not disappoint. Flows are at about 550 cfs and visibility is gin clear. Besides for a few BWO’s, there aren’t any major hatches this time of year in the upper sections so don’t plan on finding a lot of fish rising, although they will eat a BWO nymph pattern. Of course, nymphing is your best bet for finding good numbers of fish on the upper Beaverhead River. Set up a “Drop Shot” or “Pogo” rig for your nymphing on the Beaverhead. Read more about how to tie the leader if you’re not familiar with tying one up. If you get a cloudy day, you’ll likely find some nice fish willing to chase streamers. The trout are in all the suspect spots you would think and some you might not; alongside the heavier water, right in the heavy swirl seams, the inside edges, drop-offs, and shelves. 

Beaverhead River Brown Trout. Beaverhead River Fishing Report.

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Our favorite Beaverhead River nymph patterns;
  • Psycho May in olive sizes #16-20.
  • Split case BWO in olive sizes # 16-20.
  • Pandemic May in olive sizes # 18-20.
  • Zebra midge in black or red sizes # 18-22.
  • San Juan Worm in red, hot red, and burgundy sizes # 18-12.
  • Ray Charles in tan or pink sizes # 18-16.
  • Scuds in pink or tan sizes # 18-16.
Our favorite streamers;
  • Wooley Bugger in black, olive sizes # 6-4.
  • Lil Kim in olive or black sizes # 6-4.
  • Sex Dungeon in back, olive, white sizes # 6-4.
  • Boogie Man in olive black or white sizes # 6-4.
  • Trevor’s Sculpin in black, natural, or olive sizes # 4.
  • Mini Loop Sculpin in olive or natural sizes # 4.

Check out Solitude Flies for a great selection of trout flies.

Montana Fly Fishing Streamers. Beaverhead Fishing Report

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