Big Hole River Fishing Report

The Big Hole River fishing report remains pretty good. We have had dry fly fishing in the morning and solid nymphing and streamer fishing in the early afternoons. You will find hatches of PMD’s, caddis, yellow sallies and nocturnal stoneflies. Our best fishing has been in the shallow riffles and faster moving water. Please be looking out for water temperatures in the late afternoon and evening hours. If water temperatures exceed 68 degrees we recommend giving the trout a break. The best fishing has been from Jerry Creek down to the Melrose area.

Hoot Owl fishing restrictions (2:00 p.m. – Midnight ) has been implemented on the entire Big Hole River. This means you can’t t fish from 2:00 p.m. till Midnight. We have been sending out our guide boats in the early morning hours. New Shop hours are 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Hopefully this current heat wave ends soon.

Recommended Flies:

  • #16 Spanish Bullet Brown
  • #16 Jig Napoleon Yellow
  • #10 Chubby Chernobyl tan/yellow
  • #16 Purple Haze
  • #12 Yellow Sally
  • #14 Bloom’s Caddis
  • #6 Lil’ Kim Olive
  • #6 Mini Loop Sculpin

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