Good To Be Outside

Mike with a great Big Hole trout from a few days ago

We have had a bit of a bump in flows due to some warm weather that melted some mid elevation snow. It looks like the bump is over and the river will be coming back into good fishable shape starting tomorrow. The upper Big Hole gauge has crested and the entire river is dropping in flow. We are starting to see some clearing on the edges this afternoon. Clarity will continue to improve as the river drops. We should get another good window of fishing before the next bump in flows. It’s that time to get out and get some spring fishing in before peak runoff hits. We are not predicting when and how much peak runoff we will have here since the weather has been cool and wet for much of the Spring. Upper elevation snowpack in the Big Hole watershed is currently reading 116% of snow/water equivalent for this date in time. At some point we will see a large flush of water coming down the Big Hole River system. We have had a much improved upper elevation snowpack due to Spring moisture.

  • Recommended flies:
  • Pat’s Stone #10 (Black)
  • #12 Duracell (Copper)
  • #12 Hot Spot Jig
  • #10 San Juan Worm (Red/Pink)
  • #10 Bullet Head Skwalla
  • #14 March Brown
  • #6 J.J. Special
  • #6 Yellow Zonker

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