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Beaverhead River

Tuesday, September 30, 9:36 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

Beaverhead at Barretts

7 30 year

1.01 / 149

8 am

Beaverhead at Dillon

7 30 year

3.79 / 169

8 am

Beaverhead near Twin Bridges

7 30 year

4.34 / 273

8 am


Weather

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

CITY

Dillon

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC


What to Expect in September

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

Trico

October caddis

Green caddis

Golden stonefly

Salmonfly

Cranefly

Midge

Sculpin

Hopper

Crayfish

Baitfish

Beetle

Ant


Tricos will be on the water early this month when the day is warm. They'll start early in the morning and continue until noon or later. Size 16-18 adult caddis with tan or olive bodies should also be on the water in the evenings. Some size 18 black caddis may also be present.

For many anglers, the cranefly hatch is a special event here. The action starts in the morning, takes a siesta, then picks up again in the evening. Skate a Mackay Special or Darbee Cranefly across the surface. For another take on cranefly patterns see Tying Adult Cranefly Patterns.

Beetle, hopper, and ant patterns can do well until the first frosts bring terrestrial activity to a screeching halt.

Expect blue-winged olives by mid-month, maybe earlier. October caddis may make an appearance, too.

Be ready to change your tactics. If something works for a while, then stops working, change your approach instead of doggedly sticking with what worked an hour ago.

For more on September 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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