Other Waters

November 12, 2019

Fishing Conditions

November 12, 2019

Beaverhead- Streamer bite has been solid and should get better with the nasty weather.  Nymphing has been great as well, but watch out for the weeds! Blue wings are out as well and the dry fly bite has been hit or miss. 

Bitterroot/Clark Fork/Rock Creek- There are some of the last BWO's on nicer days in the afternoon. Most fish have started to switch over to nymphs and a few of them want to eat some meat.

Canyon Ferry - Be weary of the waterfowl hunters. They like to hunt the same areas we like to fish. It's time for a big bugger and a sink tip line. 

Hauser/Holter - 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- The lake has been empty and you can have it to yourself. All the traffic here are road hunters looking for big game. The fish in this lake will by now be in the weeds. A Balanced leech is a good fly to get into the tops of the weedbeds. 

Hyalite- Some townies are still going up for some Cutthroat and Brook trout before the lake freezes over. Small streamers and buggers fished in deeper water off the points where they school. The creek is tough to fish now with snow along the banks and some ice forming. If you find a spot that's more open and fishable put on a tiny Copper John or Anatomay nymph.

Cliff and Wade - Only head this way on the best of days. The road to get into the lakes will get very muddy during the bad storms we have been receiving.

Quake Lake - Buggers and smaller streamers have been getting some healthy fish to the net.

Clark Canyon - Looking and fishing great. The fish are hungry for leeches and chironomids. 

Hebgen- You can fish the Madison Arm for some Browns returning from Yellowstone Park. To get into Rainbows you may need a boat. They are in deeper water and aren't feeding near the surface. A full sinking line is great to have for the fall. 

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

Ennis Lake- The area around the river mouth should have Browns that are returning to the Lake. The section of lake above the dam is a good area for some Rainbow trout. The fish like to hang off the steep bank along the dirt road. 

Ponds Around Town - The weather has begun to freeze them over. There is still open water at the moment but don't wait much longer.  

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