Beaverhead River

Dillon, Montana

Beaverhead River

Beaverhead River Professional Guide

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"If you believe that good things come in small packages, then you will certainly find a gem in the Beaverhead River. The Beaverhead originates below the Clark Canyon reservoir and twists and turns for more than 80 miles until it merges with the Ruby and then the Big Hole River to form the Jefferson. Although small in stature, the Beaverhead is not lacking for large trout, and in fact has built a reputation as a trophy brown trout fishery.

The Beaverhead has good dry fly fishing, but it is primarily a small nymph river. Types of Fish: Brown and Rainbow Trout, Whitefish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

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We were camped in Dillon, MT, and as luck would have it, the guy camped next to us was a fishing guide! He not only told us where the best places on the Beaverhead were, but took us out! Fishing from the bank is good, but a drift boat is definitely the way to go, particularly with someone who knows the river. I caught 7 nice size German Browns, and my wife got three (maybe her story is different).

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May through September
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Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
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