Big Hole River

April 12, 2021

Fishing Conditions

April 12, 2021

The Ice on the bighole is breaking as we speak. There are a few ice jams breaking off in the upper reaches which are adding a little mud to the water. If you head this way, streamers or bigger nymphs are the way to go. The water is still cold, so low and slow is a good bet. Make sure you get in those fishes face. Next week should be a good time to be out on the big hole!


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Matt’s Midge: 20-22-24, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Brook Spout, Grey: 18-20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Griffith’s Gnat: 16-18-22

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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