Big Hole River Hatch Report

The Big Hole River has been fishing very well lately. The Salmonflies are in full force and dry fly fishing has been fantastic when conditions align correctly. We have had good dry fly fishing from Jerry Creek down to Melrose on Salmonflies and golden stones. You will find the hatch all the way up to Eastbank at this point. It looks like the heavy rainfall is behind us. We have clarity around 3 feet as of this morning and it should continue to improve as long as we don’t receive more heavy rain. Now is the time to hit the Salmonfly hatch!

The Jerry Creek boat ramp is open! We are pleased that we have this access available. Divide Boat ramp is still under construction and closed but you can launch your boat at the Divide Campground boat ramp. Please park your vehicle outside the Campground if you use the Ramp at the Divide Campground. 

Recommended Flies:

  • #4 Cat Puke
  • #4 Flutter Bug
  • #6 Water Walker Black
  • #6 Half Down Salmonfly 
  • #4 Double Stack Chernobyl Orange
  • #4 Pat’s Stone Orange/brown
  • #6 Sparkle Minnow J.J.
  • #6 Tungston Pancora
  • #4 Dungeon Yellow/Black

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