Big Hole River

June 24, 2019

Fishing Conditions

June 24, 2019

The big bugs have arrived! There are salmonflies are all the way up at this point. If you want to hit the hatch, try going from squaw creek to sportsmans park. Anglers and guides alike have reported consistent action on salmonfly dries in this stretch. Fishing a bigger salmonfly dry alone or with a stonefly nymph dropper will be your best bet over the weekend. Clarity is around 4 feet and the flows are holding steady at around 1370 cfs up top. Now is prime time to send your big foam bugs under the willows and tango with Leroy. Expect some crowds out there with the salmonflies hatching. That being said this is a tough option to beat this week just don't expect to have the river to yourself! Additionally, this is a great time to head into the divide canyon. There will be a few less people out fishing and the residual bite on the salmon flies can be awesome! Try a slightly smaller salmon fly or a big golden and hold on tight. This fishing can be epic!


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Bullethead Skwala: 10-12, Carnage Skwala: 8-10 Britten Jay's Salmonfly: 4-6, Bjorn's Kamikaze Salmonfly: 4, Gorilla Stonefly: 6, Rogue Giant Foam Stonefly: 4-6, Rogue Golden Stonefly:8, Terranasty Salmonfly: 6-8, Foam Samonfly:6

Nymphs| Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, 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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