Big Hole River Continues to Fish Well

The Big Hole continues to fish well during this most recent drop in spring flows. The Skwala hatch has been impressive lately. Yesterday we started with dry dropper rigs and ended up cutting the dropper off around 10:00 am and fished the skwala dry the rest of the day with great success. We have been seeing a nice healthy age class of brown trout lately in the river. The rainbows look healthy and have been willing to eat dry flies. The march brown hatch has also started on the river. The nymph emergers have done better recently with march browns. Streamer anglers are doing well with the recent warm up in water temperatures. Black with slight yellow accents on the streamer have done the best. Enjoy the next stretch of spring fishing before the next bump in flows.

Recommended Flies:

  • #8 Bullet Head Skwala
  • #10 Chubby Chernobyl Olive/Tan
  • #10 Double Stack Chubby Black/Olive
  • #10 Pat’s Rubber Legs Olive/Brown
  • #8 San Juan Worm Red
  • #14 Jig Spanish Bullet
  • #12 Jig Hot Spot
  • #6 J.J. Special
  • #6 Big Hole Bugger

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