Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report


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  • 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
  • Skwala Tour De West on The Big Hole

    The Skwala Tour De West is coming to Sunrise Fly Shop on July 2nd from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. You can check out the Skwala gear, information on TroutRoutes and an enjoyable time filled with food and beverages. This event is welcomed to all anglers and we want to hear your fishing stories. We are thrilled to have Erik Johnsen hosting this event and we look forward to seeing you here.

    Fishing has been fantastic on the Big Hole lately. We have golden stones, nocturnal stones, PMD’s, Caddis and Yellow Sallies hatching on the river. We have been fishing the canyon stretches and lower stretches of the Big Hole River. Streamers have also been good in the morning hours and evenings. You will find swarms of caddis in the evenings.

    Recommended Flies:

    • Chubby Chernobyl #10 olive/gold/tan
    • Head Light Sally #12
    • Purple Haze #12
    • Jig Duracel #12 tan
    • X Caddis #12
  • Big Hole River Salmonfly Hatch Update

    The Big Hole River salmonfly hatch continues to move up stream. We are seeing the bugs all the way above the Wise River on the Big Hole. Fishing has been great during the middle of the day when the Salmonflies have been landing on the water. You will find golden stones as well on the water and PMD’s. We have seen some amazing fish getting caught this week and it should continue into next week. The river clarity is around 3 feet and the dropping flows will make for some perfect river conditions. We are finding the thickest part of the hatch right now from Jerry Creek down to Maiden Rock. Below Melrose you will find PMD’s, caddis, yellow sallies and golden stones hatching.

    Recommended Flies:

    • #6 Cat Puke
    • #6 Trinas Carnage Salmonfly
    • #6 Chubby Norman
    • #6 Chubby Chernobyl Purple
    • #6 pat’s stone black
    • #6 Dungeon Black
    • #6 Lil’ Kim

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