Other Waters

October 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 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/Blackfoot/Clarkfork/Rock Creek: The rainy weather has made the fishing great over this direction. Blue wings and october caddis are making for some awesome dry fly fishing.  Streamer bite has been great as well with these cloudy days. Time to break out the sink tips and big flies!

Canyon Ferry - There are still a few trout being caught out this way, but its mostly a carp game now. 

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- Have not had a report from over here.  Balanced leech to ice cream cone should get the job done.  

Hyalite- Both the lake and the creek are fishing well. Fishing the lake in the morning and evenings typically results in better fishing, along with fish eating on the surface. On the lake try running smaller purple hazes and adams on top, chironomids and midges under an indicator, or slow stripping a leach with a chironomid or soft hackle trailing. The creek has been fishing well also, and running a dry dropper rig is tough to beat. A smaller chubby or hippie stomper in the 12-16 range with a beadhead nymph such as a lightning bug or nympicator is a great rig. 


Cliff and Wade -  Welcome to the Caribbean of Montana, its fishing well with leeches and chironomids, damselflies, and flying ants.  

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- Hebgen is fishing really well. Bigger streamers or the leech under the indicator will put fish on the board. Also, damselflies and Callibeatis are out an about. 

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


Ennis Lake - Gulper action is day to day. When its good its good and when its bad its bad. Try for a calm cloudy day. If you get lucky and hit this combo fishing can be epic. 


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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