Fishing has been been getting a bit better here on the Big Hole River. We have had some rain and more is in the forecast. Hatches of Trico’s, PMD’s and terrestrials are keeping us hooked up on the surface. We have some flying ant’s and hoppers for the terrestrials. Spruce Moth’s have not been hatching this year in the abundance that we are used to seeing. You will still find some Spruce Moth’s in the Jerry Creek to Divid Section.
The Big Hole River remains open to fishing with no restrictions from Dickie Bridge to Lower Maiden Rock FWP (Dead Zone)
Closures and Restrictions:
Until further Notice: Divide fishing access and campground is closed due to being used as a campground for fire crew
Full River Closure from the Headwaters to the North Fork Road near Wisdom due to low flows.
Hoot Owl Closure from the North Fork Road to Dickie Bridge
Hoot Owl Closure from Lower Maiden Rock FWP ( or known as Dead Zone ) to Notch Bottom (Tony Shoonen Access)
Full River Closure from Notch Bottom (Tony Shoonen) downstream to the Beaverhead confluence.
We are asking all anglers to stop fishing once the river hits 68 degrees on any section of the river.