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We were hit with another rainstorm this week and it has brought the river up over 800cfs (325cfs is the historical average at the Melrose gauge) and the surrounding mountains got a good dusting of fresh snow. Even thought the river has jumped by so much, the river clarity is still very good.
Yesterday as the river was still rising at a rapid rate, the Big Hole fished really well. Our guides had great success with San Juan Worms, Girdle Bugs, Chubby Chernobyls, and dark colored streamers. I would expect the same again today and through the rest of the week
With cooler than average temperatures and precipitation in the forecast, you can expect the Big Hole to remain above average flows for quite some time. If you have been avoiding the Big Hole because of concerns of low flows, grab your boat and get over here!