Beaverhead River and Big Hole Rivers Recreation Rules Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrea Jones, 406-994-6931 SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 BEAVERHEAD & BIG HOLE RIVER RECREATION RULES MEETINGS SET (Bozeman)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host two public meetings in October to take comments and questions about the Beaverhead and Big Hole River Recreation Rules. The meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 […]

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Big Hole River Watershed Committee Seeks Professional Services

Big Hole Watershed Committee, in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, is seeking professional services to support historic placer mine reclamation on Oregon Creek. The site is located on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area south of Anaconda. Area of interest is approximately 0.3 miles, from Oregon Creek confluence with California Creek upstream to […]

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Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

On the Big Hole River, sometimes it helps if you know what you are doing or at least if you are with someone who knows what they are doing. The Big Hole River is fishing better in the afternoon using streamers tight to the bank. Always a beautiful float especially this time of year.

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Jefferson River Fly Fishing Report

Great photo of Healing Waters Lodge guest, Scott W., on the Jefferson River holding his best catch of the day. Scott said he caught Big Brown around 2, using a Silver Night (is what his guide called it), size 18.

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Ants that fly, drown or drift will work. A size 14 Royal Wulff has passed for a flying ant for 50 years and still works. Foam ants, Black ant, Red ants and purple ants sizes 14,16 and 18. The theme is ants.

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Jefferson River Fly Fishing Report

The Jefferson River for fishing is a river that thrives on cool weather and clouds. Until then, be happy with San Juan Worms that are pink, purple and red in sizes 8 and 10. A Compara Dun Trico in a size 16 or 18 or a Purple Haze in the same sizes. Streamers in the […]

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Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

Fishing the first day of Autumn on the Big Hole River couldn’t have been any better. A cool morning and warm afternoon mixed with a little snow melt from the mountains hit the mark.

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Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

Having an angler that can double-haul as well as cast two leaded messengers of death, Autumn Splendor (sizes 6 & 8) and the ubiquitous, Big Hole Crawler (sizes 8 & 10) can bring the Big Hole to its knees. Weather mid-70’s, no wind and the fishing, great. Like going to heaven without dying.

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Good fishing has been hit or miss all over. Today we are testing our skills on the Big Hole River, the Madison River and some private water. Warm termperatures and abundant sunshine.

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Beaverhead River Fly Fishing Report

Low flows with Blue Winged Olives and tiny nymphs in the buckets. Disco midges and lighting bugs (sizes 18 and 20). Big browns in undercut banks can be enticed out with a (size 6) Sparkle Minnow.

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