Jefferson River Fishing Report
The Jefferson should be getting pretty close to being fishable with large streamers and nymphs. The vast majority of the water in the Jefferson comes from the Big Hole, which never gets truly muddy but instead turns a tannic “tea” color. More consistent fishing on the Jeff is still a little ways away, but if you are of the mindset to swing for the fences then the Jefferson should be on your radar.
The Month Ahead:
The Jeff should produce some great fishing opportunities in the near future once flows stabilize and begin dropping. The streamer bite will be very good in late June – think big yellow rubber leg patterns. Dragging buggers and beads will also produce. The Jeff is never a high numbers game for trout count.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Jefferson tends to drop fast and can get warm in the summer months. Generally fishing is good in the summer but it pays off to go very early in the morning before water temps get too warm once July and August arrive.