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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spring fishing has been very good recently on the Big Hole River. Water temperatures are in the low 50’s, which means skwallas are hatching. River flows are currently around 1,000cfs and clarity is great. We have seen the skwalla hatch move up into the Maiden Rock Canyon. Our guides were able to fish single dry flies this week and bring up plenty of fish on skwallas. We are also seeing March brown mayflies and midges. We have been floating the Maiden Rock Canyon stretch and reaches below Melrose. For most up to date information please give us a call as spring conditions can change quickly.

#8 MFC Water Walker Skwalla
#8 Mr. Beam Skwalla
#10 Hot Spots Parra Wolf Brown
#8 Pat’s Stone
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (Olive)

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Jig CDC Pheasant Tail
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

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Friday, April 23, 2021

The Big Hole River is in great spring time shape. Clarity is 3 feet today and fishing has been good. We have had Skwalla dry fly fishing in the afternoons below Melrose. As the water warms we should see skwalla activity up in the Maiden Rock Canyon any day now. We have been fishing a skwalla dry with about a 2 foot dropper in the morning and then fishing single dries in the afternoons below Melrose. Above Melrose it is mainly still a nymph and streamer game. Our best streamers have been dark colors and getting them on the bottom of the run. Time to get out there while this good spring opportunity is upon us.

 

#4 Slider Bugger Black
#4 Sparrign Partner Brown
#4 Barely Legal
#8 Pat’s Stone
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (Olive)
#10 Bullet Head Skwala

#12 Jig Pheasant Tail
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#18 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

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Monday, April 12, 2021

The Beaverhead has been fishing well below Pipe Organ Bridge. Flows are low so leave the boat home and wade fish. We have done well nymphing sow bugs, blue winged olive nymphs and caddis nymphs. Remember that the upper Beaverhead River is closed from the Dam to Pip Organ Bridge until the 3rd Saturday of May to let the rainbows Spawn. Below Grasshopper Creek has been muddy so call for up to date information on the clarity down below Grasshopper Creek.

 Nice Rainbow from a guide trip this week on the Beaverhead

Nice Rainbow from a guide trip this week on the Beaverhead

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Monday, April 12, 2021

The Big Hole River is coming into shape from last week’s ice off event. Flows in Melrose are around 1,200cfs and we currently have good visibility in the river. Water temperatures are cold but look for them to improve come this weekend as day time air temperatures get into the 50’s. Once our water temperatures get back into the mid 40’s look for skwalla adults to start showing themselves below Melrose. The upper river is still not ready for fishing with major ice on the boat ramps. We will be concentrating our fishing from Maiden Rock downstream to the lower Big Hole River. During the week it will be nymphing stone flies and worms and come this weekend we should have some dry fly fishing. It is shaping up to be an excellent window for spring fishing.

 

#4 Slider Bugger
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Gold
#6 Pat’s Stone
#4 Sparing Partner
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (olive)
#12 Skinny Chubby Olive

#8 Pink San Juan worm
#10 Red San Juan Worm
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

 A nice brown caught below Melrose right before the ice flows last week

A nice brown caught below Melrose right before the ice flows last week

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 Some great fish caught this week on LOG. Book your trip today for great spring fishing

Some great fish caught this week on LOG. Book your trip today for great spring fishing

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The ice has just come off the upper Big Hole River. We had a massive surge of water yesterday coming downstream. The river went from about 1,000cfs to over 3,000cfs in one huge surge. With this said, the river is not fishing and we will keep you updated when things improve. It will take sometime for the river to clear up and start fishing again. Check with us and we will keep you posted.

 

 

 Ice Flows yesterday as the Upper Big Hole Valley thaws

Ice Flows yesterday as the Upper Big Hole Valley thaws

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