Big Hole River

October 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2019

Cooler temps have turned on the streamer bite, this will just get better with extended forecast having some low overnight temps. Play around with your retrieve when stripping streamers until you find what the fish want as its changed day to day.  BWO's are also out and a good option. Nymphing has been steady with stoneflies and attractor nymphs such as copper johns and lil spankers. Floating below Wise River and above Melrose are seeing the best results as of now.      


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Ex. body PMD: 14-18, CDC emerger PMD: 16-18, Elk hair caddis tan, olive, 14-16, Chubby: Gold, Black/Tan, & UV, Purple Haze: 12-16

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 Johnson 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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