Big Hole River

September 27, 2020

Fishing Conditions

September 27, 2020

After a stretch of low water, the recent rains have put some more water in the Big Hole and although it is low in certain sections, it is not a bad option as of now. BWO's and Mahoganies are making an appearance midday. Nymphing and Streamer fishing have been solid and we have had good reports on both small and large streamers. Yellow, white, olive and black are all working depending on the conditions that day. Smaller flashy streamers have been getting eats when the sun is high and bright. Hoot owl restrictions have been lifted as of August 27th.  Keep in mind that the very upper section above Skaginaw Bridge is closed to fishing due to low water. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Hi-Vis Paraemerger Adams:16-18, Caddis: 14-16, Pink Albert: 14, Elk Hair Caddis Tan: 16-18-20, CDC Elk Hair Caddis Tan: 14-16-18, Missing Link Caddis: 16-18, Snowshoe Caddis: 14-16-18, Adult Caddis: 14-16, Chubby Chernobyl; 8-12, Para-Sulfer; 16-20, Twisted Sprucie; 14,

Nymphs| BH Pheasant Tail: 14-16-18, Green Machine: 18-20, CDC Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Rubberlegs Olive, Olive/Brown: 6-8-10, Ugly Bug: 4-6-8, Red Belly Yuk Bug: 2-4 Coppertone Delektable: 6-8 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Purple: 14-16 IED Worm: 10 Copper John Yellow, Red, Blue: 12-14-16-18, Pats Rubber Legs: Olive, Black, Coffee, Tan: 8-12

Streamers| JJ Special: 4- 6 Sculpzilla's Tan, Olive, Black: size 4-6 Haymaker Sculpin Olive, Brown: 4 Bellyache Minnow Tan, Olive: 1/0-1 Micro Zonker Tan, Olive, Black: 8 Fatheads Yellow: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Rust, Natural: 2 Home Invader Yellow, Olive Space Invader: 2 Flash Fry Brown & Yellow: 2 Space Invader Brown Yellow, Tan: 2-4-6; Brown/Copper Sparkle Minnow 4-6


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