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Beaverhead River

Monday, April 27, 9:11 a.m. MDT


Current River Levels

For 7-day, 30-day, and one-year graphs, click bold type below.

GAGE LOCATION

DAY/YEAR
GRAPHS

CURRENT
STAGE/FLOW

WHAT TIME

Red Rock Ck / abv Lakes nr Lakeview

7 30 year

2.80 / 29

8 am

Red Rock Rv / bl Lima Res nr Monida

7 30 year

1.14 / 7.30

8 am

Beaverhead / Barretts

7 30 year

0.83 / 162

8 am

Beaverhead / Dillon

7 30 year

/

N/A

Beaverhead / nr Twin Bridges

7 30 year

3.24 / 73

8 am

Beaverhead / Twin Bridges

7 30 year

/

N/A


Weather

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CITY

Dillon

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC


What to Expect in April

How to use this section.


Hatches divided by half-month.  Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

HATCH

NYMPH/
LARVA

PUPA/
EMERGER

DUN/
ADULT

EGG-
LAYER

Blue-winged olive

Grannom

Spotted caddis

Green caddis

Golden stonefly

Salmonfly

Skwala

Cranefly

Midge

Sculpin

Crayfish

Baitfish


The river is closed above Pipe Organ until the third Saturday in May. Below Pipe Organ, the Beaverhead is open all year. You'll find more water as you move downstream, and you'll probably find better fishing the farther north you go. Grasshopper Creek adds a fair amount of water, so you might want to stay below that confluence.

Blue-winged olive hatches can be good, but most of the month anglers will catch their trout on nymphs dead-drifted near the bottom. Beadhead Princes, Pheasant Tails, Brassies, Serendipities, Copper Johns, and other generic patterns are the best choices. Midge hatches might be an event. Size 16-20 Scuds are another fly worth trying.

Small (size 8-10) Woolly Buggers can also be productive. They can be retrieved or presented on a wet-fly swing through slower, deeper water. Other streamer patterns can also be effective.

It's possible that some Mother's Day caddis (the first round of grannoms) will be hatching by late April.

For more on April tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast

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Other Info Sources

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Anderson-Platt Fly Fishing 406-683-2692

Frontier Anglers 406-683-5276

Gallatin River Guides 406-935-2290

Madison River Fishing Company 406-682-4293
Online report

Sunrise Fly Shop 406-335-3474
Online report


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