Big Hole River

October 21, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 21, 2019

 A walk wade is good on the Big Hole during Fall. There is enough water for a float but you will have to play pinball with some rocks. Except for some small BWO's and MIdges we have seen dry fly season start to fade away. Stonefly nymph rigs are starting to take over with various droppers. You may run through a few dropper flies. If you bring the streamer rod, find some deep slow holes. Jig a sculpin through the bottom.      


Text "Troutfitters" to 313131 for automatic fishing report updates right to your phone.

Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Bat Wing Emerger: 16-18-20, Film Critic: 16-18-20, Hackle Stacker BWO: 16-18-20, Hi-Vis Paraemerger Adams:16-18

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


Click to enlarge

More USGS Water Data

Enter your number below to receive new, up-to-date river reports from Montana Troutfitters.


Processing...