Other Waters

June 15, 2019

Fishing Conditions

June 15, 2019

Beaverhead- Below grasshopper creek is spewing mud. The stretch between the dam and grasshopper is fishing well though. The streamer bite has been solid, there have been fish coming up for blue winged olives, and the nymph bite has been consistent as well. Try a worm and a small flashy nymph under the indicator. 

Bitterroot/Blackfoot/Clarkfork/Rock Creek: The first sighting of salmon flies has occured on rock creek. There are a few big bugs cruising around, not enough yet, but the warmer forecast could bring an explosion of the big guys. The clarkfork, blackfoot, and bitterroot are all coming slowly into shape too. Its not quite time yet, but in a week or two, they should all be in perfect shape.
Canyon Ferry - There are still a few trout being caught out this way, but its mostly a carp game now. 

Hauser/Holter - The Ice is gone and these lakes are looking fishy. The walleye bite has been pretty solid and the trout bite is picking up every day. Try a balanced leech if you do head out this way, the trout have been all over them. 

Dailey Lake- Have not had a report from over here. Its a hard maybe. but it is fully unfrozen. Balanced leech to ice cream cone should get the job done.  

Hyalite- Both the lake and the creek are fishing well. The ice on the lake droped last week. All the fish are feeding under the surface. Buggers and leeches have been working the best. The creek has cold water temps but the fish are very eager to eat a small tan caddis. The water gets clearer as you get above each feeder creek but there is a foot of clarity at the bottom of the road and fish are eating the dries.

Cliff and Wade -  Both lakes are iced out and ready to fish.  

Quake Lake - The ice is coming off on the river inlet. The shores should be exposed this week. Time to take the risk. 

Clark Canyon - Looking and fishing great. The ice is off and the fish are hungry for leeches and chironomids. 

Hebgen- Hebgen is fishing really well. Bigger streamers or the leech under the indicator will put fish on the board. 

Harrison Lake - This is a good place to be right now. Leeches and chironomids will get the job done. 

Ennis Lake - No sipping action yet with the cold spring we have been having. All the fishing is still under the surface with lake nymphs like chironomids or stripping a bugger.

Ponds Around Town - It is time, Go slay some bass! This is also a great place to bring kids if they are just getting into fly fishing. The ponds have a plethora of willing bluegill and bass to keep the focus on fun and fish. 

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