Jefferson River Fishing Report

by | Apr 14, 2013 | Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Jefferson River Fishing Report

Jefferson River Fishing Report –

Fishtales Outfitting LLC Fly Fishing report for April  14, 2013:

Currently flow

  • 1350cfs near Twin Bridges


  • 2 – 3 ft
  • The Jefferson has dropped and cleared since last week because The Big Hole has dropped and cleared.
  • Some color is entering the Jefferson River from the Beaverhead as Grasshopper Creek has started throwing mud into the mix.

Nymphing will be your most productive method especially if there are no clouds.

  • Rubberleg stonefly patterns #4-8 in black, brown or golden.
  • I recommend fishing a dropper of 15″ off the bend to a second fly, try a #6-10 San Juan Worm in red, orange or pink, or #6-14 Prince Nymph.

Streamer fishing will produce larger fish and if it’s cloudy you’ll want to give it a go!

Dry Flies, here are midges mid morning and beatis hatching most every afternoon with some March Brown’s and Skwalla’s

  • Try a #16-18 Griffith’s Gnat or midge cluster for midging trout.
  • Once the Beatis start hatching go with #16 Parachute Adam’s or Purple Haze.
  • A # 10-8 Chubby Chernobyl or Black Magic will round out your dry fly needs if you see fish eating Skwalla’s along the banks and foamy back eddies.

If you are looking to go fishing on the Jefferson, check our Jefferson River Trips. A Happy angling and be aware that rainbows are in full spawn so keep your eyes open for reeds and stay clear!  For more information on fly fishing trips on The Jefferson River please visit FishTales Outfitting LLC


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