Big Hole River Fishing Report

Fishing has been tough lately. The cool down and hopefully moist weather this week should have the larger brown trout looking to eat during the day. We have trico’s hatching and terrestrials. Flying ants and hoppers are keeping people hooked up after the trico hatch. If we get a significant cool down this week streamers will come into play again. I would throw an olive or black sculpin in the deeper pools or up into the riffles.


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 Dickey Bridge due to low flows.
  • Full River Closure from Maiden Rock FWP ( or known as Dead Zone ) to the Beaverhead confluence. We are asking all anglers to stop fishing once the river hits 68 degrees on any section of the river.

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