Big Hole River Fly Fishing Report

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  • Mother’s Day Caddis Are Here

    Spring is finally in the air and so are the Mother’s Day Caddis. The hatch has made its way all the way up into the Maiden Rock Canyon. The warm weather we have had the last few days has brought the flows up. We should have a continued rise in water flows the next few days. Clarity this morning was around 2 feet in Melrose. Conditions and clarity can change daily right now due to rising water. We have had good fishing lately, but we are heading into runoff time so it will be a day to day scenario. The old sayin’ holds true, “you don’t know unless you go.” We have done best the last few days with caddis pupa, and caddis dries at the right time of the hatch. Streamers have also been working well in the Afternoons in the shallow riffles and undercut banks.

    • Recommended flies:
    • Pat’s Stone #10 (Black)
    • Duracell (Copper) #12
    • Hot Spot Jig #14
    • San Juan Worm (Red/Pink)
    • Caddis Pupa (Olive/Tan) #14
    • High Rise Caddis #14
    • Translucent Emerger Caddis #14
    • March Brown #14 
    • #6 J.J. Special
    • #6 Yellow Zonker

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