Early reports from today are that Salmonflies are flying between Maiden Rock and Brownes Bridge. From what we are hearing, it sounds like there are a lot of bugs in the air and that the fish are really starting to key in on them.
It is still in the early stage of the hatch, but we have seen a lot of shucks in the willows and saw a few of the Big Bugs flying. With the weather warming up over the next several days, Salmonflies should really be flying by this weekend. Most of the fish that we have caught over the last few days have still been on the Salmonfly nymph, but we are getting a few nice fish to come up and eat the dry. It really feels like the fish are starting to look up, and the fishing this weekend should be great.
Click here to change this textaDamp, Wet, Moist, Soaked…However you want to describe it, that is how it has felt. With the rain that we have seen in the last two weeks, it has felt more like the Pacific Northwest than the High Plaines Desert of Southwest Montana. Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t complaining. This rain is helping make up of the below-average snowpack that we received over the winter.
Here is a nice brown that Pete got near Fishtrap FAS
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We had a significant warm up yesterday, which got the water temperatures into the mid 40’s. I spotted two adult skwalas on the water and it was go time. The skwala hatch has started on the Big Hole. From 2:00 yesterday till about 4:30 we had some nice dry fly fishing. The big fish were not rising but plenty of small fish were looking up. I would still give it some time for the big fish to key into the dry fly. This is the earliest we have ever seen skwala activity on the Big Hole. I would stick to droppers in the morning and then around 2:00 you can fish a single dry fly today unless the wind kicks up like it is supposed to. the visibility is still around 2 1/2 feet.