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GCinGV
08-05-2006, 08:01 AM
Just got back from Montana. Fished mostly the Beaver Head River near Dillon with my buddies Mark and Al (aka Frayed_ knot). We ended up with 137 fish, biggest were 5-18” 5-19” and 1-20 ˝”. Most of the larger fish were Rainbows. The fly bite was slow; most fish came on Panther Martins and crawlers. Due to higher water temps the majority of the fish in the upper river seem to be concentrated in the upper couple of miles from Clark Canyon Dam down.
Because of the high temps and low flows the Beaver Head is one of the few rivers in the area producing right now. We fished the Big Hole for about half a day but the water is pretty low right now. The stretch from 569 (Anaconda road) to Divide seems to be the best bet on the Big Hole at the moment and has been producing some decent fish.
We did hear that the action is red hot for big fish at both George Town (on fly’s) and Ruby Lakes right now but didn’t get a chance to check either out.
GC
Had a great time; here are a few pics. Didn’t get a pic of the 20 ˝” bow.
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FreshwaterFrank
08-05-2006, 08:31 AM
Nice! Makes me hungry. I'm going to Troy & Heron in Sept. hope to try the Yaak again, Lake Creek for sure.

Empire
08-05-2006, 09:05 AM
I fished the same water on the Beaver Head river some years ago. I also fished the Big Hole, the Wise river and some other river near the town of Melrose.

The people there are great, and the fishing is outstanding as can be seen in Gc's post. Thanks for posting!

GCinGV
08-05-2006, 09:42 AM
Frank,
If you get a chance also check out where the Bull River runs into Cabinet Gorge Res. (Clark Fork) at Bull River State Park on H 200; at the very first riffle going up the channel. I understand that when the water is cooler (Spring, early Summer and Fall) the fish move up out of the res. and stack up there to feed big time. We did really well there in June.
Good luck in Sept.
GC

troutfan
08-05-2006, 09:55 AM
Those are beautiful Rainbows, ain't no pen fish! Thanks for sharing.

MattMan
08-05-2006, 05:33 PM
GCinGV, nice pics of some nice looking fish. I'm heading out that way in early September to float the Yellowstone up above Chico Hot Springs and through the Livingston area. Great fun. Thanks for the post, it pumped me up even more!

MC

FreshwaterFrank
08-05-2006, 07:53 PM
Frank,
If you get a chance also check out where the Bull River runs into Cabinet Gorge Res. (Clark Fork) at Bull River State Park on H 200; at the very first riffle going up the channel. I understand that when the water is cooler (Spring, early Summer and Fall) the fish move up out of the res. and stack up there to feed big time. We did really well there in June.
Good luck in Sept.
GC



GC, thanks for that & I will report on it. Great pics, brings back Montana memories.

murph
08-06-2006, 05:18 PM
thanks for the report and the pix, nice husky bows, does bring back special Montana memories

badbobfishing33
08-07-2006, 06:12 AM
Awesome...we used to spen our summers in Montana...uncle had a house right on Georgetown Lake we would fish right off the dock his neighbor had nightcrawlers and corn. Great lake!!

Family lived in Anacaonda had a strem behind the house fished all the time in that as a kid great times good fishing!

Crazy_Angler
08-07-2006, 09:23 AM
Man, I need to go to Montana, those are some nice Trout.

Pimpinmeat
08-07-2006, 03:10 PM
Man, I need to go to Montana, those are some nice Trout.

You said it, I'm feeling the same way.