Big Hole Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

The Big Hole Mother’s Day Caddis hatch has started on the lower Big Hole River. We are seeing the caddis from the mouth of the river all the way up to Melrose. Above Melrose you can still find some March brown mayflies and blue winged olives. The river is entering the runoff time period. We are having some high elevation snowmelt due to the warm weather the last few days. Since the river is on the rise fishing might be tough this week. We are currently seeing about 3 feet of visibility on the edges of the river. Since conditions can change daily, we suggest calling us for the most up to date report. A dropping hydrographic usually means better fishing, but sometimes the Big Hole can fish great even with runoff pushing the hydrograph up. Streamers fishing has been active in the afternoons. We are seeing fish moving towards yellow/brown streamers and natural colors.

Recommend Flies:

  • #12 Bloom’s Caddis Natural/Olive
  • #12 Flambe Caddis tan
  • #10 Chubby Chernobyl Olive
  • #12 Jig Duracel
  • #12 Blowtorch
  • #10 Pat’s Rubber Leg
  • #6 Barely Legal
  • #6 Sparkle Minnow Sculpin

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