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Beaverhead River

Saturday, June 25, 8:16 p.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

/

N/A

Red Rock Rv / bl Lima Res nr Monida

7 30 year

3.37 / 566

7 pm

Beaverhead / Barretts

7 30 year

1.79 / 516

7 pm

Beaverhead / Dillon

7 30 year

/

N/A

Beaverhead / nr Twin Bridges

7 30 year

3.56 / 94

8 pm

Beaverhead / Twin Bridges

7 30 year

/

N/A


Weather

Click bold type for weather from NOAA, Accuweather, or The Weather Channel

CITY

Dillon

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC


What to Expect in June

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

Pale morning dun

Saddle-case caddis

Spotted caddis

Green caddis

Golden stonefly

Yellow sally

Salmonfly

Cranefly

Midge

Sculpin

Crayfish

Baitfish


Early in the month, expect a few blue-winged olives to be around, but early June is a "between hatches" time of year.

Good subsurface choices at this time are red or brown San Juan Worms, size 16-18 caddis pupa imitations, size 18 thin midge patterns, and Green Flash Midge. Pink or tan Scuds, yellow sally nymphs, Princes, and tan or green Serendipities are other patterns to consider. You can use a size 10-12 Hares Ear to imitate the yellow sally nymphs as they become active, or try an Isoperla Nymph. The adults should appear later in the month.

Near the 20th of the month, pale morning duns should begin hatching. Carry size 18 patterns. Caddis will also be important, so bring tan size 14-16 imitations and size 18 black patterns. Yellow sallies will hatch mid-month. Running a streamer pattern through the deep pools is a good June strategy, too, especially on cloudy days. Be prepared for craneflies this month.

Flows can change suddenly, and if Grasshopper Creek muddies-up the river, fish upstream from its confluence. When flows increase, fish become reluctant to move to a fly until the flows steady out or drop, so watch the river stage gage carefully.

The Clark Canyon section is now open, so you can chase the big browns and rainbows that live there.

For more on June 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


Recent News Articles

Public Comment Sought on Big Hole/Beaverhead. February 27, 2016


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