Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Big Hole River Fall Fishing Report

It has been an up and down October so far as far as the weather goes. We have seen 30 degrees below normal some days and then normal air temperatures. We are back to the consistent fall weather right now, which has the fishing pretty darn good at the moment. Water temperatures are getting into the upper 40’s and the trout are feeding well during the 10 am – 4 pm window timeframe. For a few hours of the day and in specific sections of the river we are seeing Mahogany Duns and Blue Winged Olives. Our best corse of action for catching fish lately has been streamers and nymphs. Flows are up at the moment and the river is running clear. We are seeing 610 cfs in Melrose and 650 cfs in glen. Fishing will remain strong this month.

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#4 Smokin’ Mirrors
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#6 Pat’s Stone
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#12 Mahogany Dun

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis Orange
#14 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

 Recent catch on a guide trip. It′s been a great October so far.

Recent catch on a guide trip. It′s been a great October so far.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fishing has been pretty tough on the Big Hole lately. We had a boat on the upper Big Hole River today. Clarity was only good around the creeks entering the Big Hole. We managed to get some fish but it was not easy. We are hoping the cooler temperatures will drop the river flow and we will gain some clarity. The upper river is leveling off but we need it to drop and clear. Our Big Hole River guides are on our rivers daily with reports. Once we get to about 2 feet of visibility the Big Hole will fish very well. More reports will come as things get better.

Larry with a nice 20 inch brown caught on the upper Big Hole this week

Recommended Flies : #12 Prince Nymph; #10 Pat’s Stone Brown/Green;  #6 San Juan Worm; #10 Mr. Beam Skwala #10 Bullet Head Skwala #8 J.J. Special #10 Sparkle Minnow; #4 Sunrise Sculpzilla

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We all know the Big Hole can fish well during runoff but you can always have some tough days. As we move into the month of May we will have high water and off color water but we also catch the largest brown trout of the year in May on the Big Hole River. The Big Hole is currently on the rise but we have 18 inches of clarity on the banks. In the month of May we will have mother’s day caddis and great streamer fishing. If the weather stays warm look for the mother’s day caddis to hatch in the next 10 days. We will keep you posted on the progress of the caddis. Right now we are throwing streamers, and various nymphs.  The dry fly fishing has been spotty but great at times. We still have skwalas up river and march brown’s. Conditions in May change quickly so feel free to give us a call or stay hooked to our reports.

Flies: #8 Mr. beam Skwala, #10 Bullet Head Skwala, #10 Pat’s Stone Brown/Green #8 San Juan Worm, Bellyache Minnoe Olive #8 Sparkle Minnow, #4 Yellow/Black Beldar; #10 Prince Nymph: #12 Flashback pheasant Tail 

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