Winter Blast in April

Winter has made its appearance in mid April. We have been enjoying the much need precipitation in the Big Hole Valley and surrounding mountains. Snowpack is up to 90% of snow-water equivalency. With the cold air temperatures the last several days, we have had slush ice on the Big Hole. The afternoons have been fishing well once the slush ice thaws. We have been getting fish on stone fly nymphs and San Juan worms in the afternoon hours. The weather is supposed to warm next week, which should have the fishing back to a full day proposition. Th much awaited Skwala hatch should pick up next week as water temperatures rise in to the upper 40’s. Time to get your last ski turns in for the Spring and wait till next week to hit the river for possible dry fly Skwala action on the Big Hole River. If you head out this weekend, check with us in the morning to see if slush ice is a factor.

Shop hours are currently 9:00 am – 4:00pm Daily.

Leave a Comment: