Other Waters

April 17, 2019

Fishing Conditions

April 17, 2019

Beaverhead- Pipe Organ up to the Dam is closed for the season. Additionally, below grasshopper creek is spewing mud. The stretch between pipe organ 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: Things are starting to heat up over this way. The Skwala bite is respectable and the blue winged olives are starting to make an appearance on the Bitterroot. Fishing has been good, and some big fish have been being brought to hand. Streamers and bigger nymphs are a solid bet as well if the dry fly bite does not interest you. The Blackfoot is a muddy mess and is probably best left alone at this point. 
Canyon Ferry - Frozen. 

Hauser/Holter - The Ice is receding and these lakes are looking fishable. 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. 

Hyalite- The road is closed to get up to the lake. If you're willing to bike, fishing can still be good. Be careful on the ice especially when you get near the inlets of the creeks and the outlet. The creek is fishing well too, there is ice in areas, but when you find slow deep water, you will find plenty of fish. 


Cliff and Wade -  Frozen

Quake Lake - Frozen

Clark Canyon - Frozen

Hebgen- Frozen

Harrison Lake - The Ice is coming off. This is a good place to be right now. 


Ennis Lake - The ice is receeding quickly. It is not fully open yet, but there is plenty of water open and the rest should be within a week or so. 


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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