Late June Cold Front With Warmth On The Horizon

We have just experienced an odd cold front the last few days. We even had snow in the high country last night, which was a rude awakening for the Summer solstice. It looks like more cool weather on tap with a warmup coming later this weekend. Golden Stones, Salmonflies, PMD’s and Caddis are hatching on the Big Hole River. You will find the stone flies willing to emerge once we have a few warm days and the water temperatures reach the mid 50’s. Streamer fishing has remained strong during these high flows. Water clarity this morning was 4 feet and will improve as long as flows continue to drop.

The Divide FAS boat ramp is currently closed for more construction. You can use the boat ramp at the Divide Campground. Please park your vehicle outside the campground when using the Divide Campground boat ramp. Some new emergency fishing regulations were announced. Here is a link to the changes that FWP has made. We would be happy to answer any questions 406-835-3474.

Fly Recommendations:

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

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