The lower and middle sections of the Big Hole are open and fishing well.
The lower and middle sections of the Big Hole are open and fishing well. The river is still frozen above Dickie Bridge, but all of the water downriver from the bridge is ice-free and floatable. Most of the boat traffic has been from Melrose to Browne’s or Browne’s to Glen, but there have been a few boats that have been fishing in the canyon. Whether its been nymphing or throwing a “Dry/Dropper”, a San Juan Worm has been the most productive fly this week. We have been getting trout to come up and eat skwalla patterns, but more fish have been eating the red worm. Also, on the warmer days, slow stripping yellow and brown streamers has been pretty productive.