Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

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Latest Big Hole River Reports

  • Welcoming October Fishing on The Big Hole River

    October fishing on the Big Hole River is here and we are excited for the month of fall foliage and active trout. Fishing has been very good lately on the lower stretches of the Big Hole River. We have had guide boats out from Brownes to Glen and Glen to Notch Bottom and the fishing has been excellent. You will find blue winged olives and mahogany duns hatching during the day. Dropper fishing with a blue winged olive nymph has bee very good. The streamer fisherman have been pleased with the activity from large brown’s chasing the sculpins and minnow imitations.

    Reminder: Maiden Rock (BLM) to Brown’s Bridge is closed from October 1st through March 31st. You can fish above Maiden rock BLM and below Brownes Bridge. Please call us if you need any clarification (406) 835-3474.

    Recommended Flies:

    • Spanish Bullet (Olive) (Black) #16
    • Psycho May (Olive) (Brown) #16
    • Jig Blowtorch (Black) #16
    • San Juan Worm #8
    • J.J. Special #6
    • Barely Legal #6
    • Split Wing Blue Winged Olive #16
    • Hot Spot Para Wulff #16 #14
  • Big Hole Closure Uplifted on Section 4 of River

    The Big Hole River Fall fishing has remained good this week. Flows have come up on the Big Hole and section 4 of the river is now open to fishing. Section 4 is from Maiden Rock (FWP) down to Notch Bottom (Tony Shoonen access). We have seen good hatches of Blue Winged Olives and Mahogany Duns lately. Streamers have also been working in the tail outs of the runs. Nymphing has remained consistent in the slow tail outs of the runs and near the riffles.

    Open Section of the Big Hole:

    Currently from Dickie Bridge down to Notch Bottom (Tony Shoonen access) is open to fishing. Please call us if you need any clarifications. (406) 835-3474

    Recommended Flies:

    • Spanish Bullet (Black) (Olive) #16 
    • Lucent Tag Perdigon – Olive #16
    • Jig Iron Lotus #16
    • Green Machine #16
    • Micro Mayfly #16
    • Psycho Mayfly (Olive) #16
    • Split Wing BWO #16
    • Purple Haze #16
    • Mahogany Dun #14
    • J.J. Special #6
    • Lil Kim #6
    • Mini Loop Sculpin #6
  • Big Hole River Fall Fishing Report

    Fall fishing on the Big Hole River is in full swing right now. As you can see above a few large brown trout are being caught as we move into the falls season. We currently have cooler water temperatures and flows have slightly bumped due to some rain. We are still well below historical average flows for September. Hopefully we continue to receive some moisture to get the river flows up. We are starting to see some of the Fall hatches on the Big Hole River. You will find Blue Winged Olives and Mahogany Dun’s hatching. Small flying ant’s are also taking fish on dry flies in the afternoons. Streamers in the shallow rifles and pools are working. We have done best on darker colored streamers. Keep your streamer moving slow and deep for the best results.

    From Dickie Bridge down to Lower Maiden Rock FWP is open to fishing the entire day. All other sections of the Big Hole are currently closed to fishing due to low flows. Please give us a call for any clarification or the most up to date information. 406-835-3474.

    Recommended Flies:

    • Spanish Bullet (Black) (Olive) #16
    • Jig Iron Lotus #16
    • Green Machine #16
    • Micro Mayfly #16
    • Psycho Mayfly (Olive) #16
    • Split Wing BWO #16
    • Purple Haze #16
    • Mahogany Dun #14
    • J.J. Special #6
    • Lil Kim #6
    • Mini Loop Sculpin #6

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