Mid Winter Big Hole Snowpack
The days are finally getting longer and air temperatures are getting a bit warmer. It has been a rather strange winter here in Southwest Montana. We have not been pounded by the -20 degree nights and single digit day time highs, which I am not complaining about. We all know that winter is far from over. With all the lack of moisture around the country everyone has been asking me how the snowpack is doing in the Big Hole Valley. Here is the current data that we have on the Montana snowpack.
Currently the Big Hole snowpack is sitting at 88% of normal. With three more months to gain more snowpack before runoff we are sitting rather well for good water flows this summer. The Beaverhead River has had excellent water flows this winter to keep the trout habitat healthy for wintering fish. The Clark Canyon Reservoir, which feeds the Beaverhead River is sitting at 93% full. It is shaping up to be another banner year on the Big Hole and Beaverhead River. The above photo is at Salmon Fly fishing Access and the below photo is at Brownes Bridge on the Big Hole River.
It’s time to start thinking about your next Montana fly fishing vacation this spring. We are running our spring special again!
3 nights lodging 2 days of guided fishing starting at only $500.00 per person from April 1st – May 15th. Come on out and fish the first dry fly hatch of the year.