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Big Hole River Journal

Big Hole River Journal by the guides at Great Divide Outfitters.


Latest updates from Big Hole River Journal

The weather is garbage, the streamer fishing is fire

Sep 12 00:02, 2019

This Big Hole has been undergoing its fall changes. The river is starting to bounce back as ditches are being shut down and water is making it back to the river. This time of year is some of our best fishing. As the water moves up into the banks the fish are spreading out, getting..... Read MoreThe ...

Great Hatches in Low Water

Aug 30 21:18, 2019

The Big Hole is still dropping despite the record rainfall in July and near record rainfall in August. The night time temps have been hovering around freezing making for slow morning fishing that doesn’t pick up until about 10:30. The summer stones have been hatching in the Maiden Rock canyon, and t...

Tricos and Ants

Aug 20 02:08, 2019

The trico hatch has been pretty solid for the past week or so. If you are a wade fishermen, don’t disregard the upper river. I waded there a few days ago, and the tricos looked like fog over the river. #20 Black duns, #20 purple haze cripple and #18 Trico spinners have been my favorite...... Read Mo...

Hoot owl on lower Big Hole

Aug 09 02:23, 2019

The lower Big Hole, from Notch Bottom to the confluence with the Beaverhead River entered hoot owl restrictions, effective today, Aug 8. This means no fishing from 2 PM until midnight. The rest of the Big Hole River remains under normal fishing regulations. We still encourage everyone to monitor wat...

Mid-summer daze

Jul 27 02:24, 2019

We’re a little behind on our Big Hole reports, July has flown by. We will keep this short and simple. Flows have dropped below 600 cfs at Maiden Rock. Bring your raft! It is time to monitor water temperatures as well. Fish become stressed above 68 degrees, and catching them above 70 degrees increase...

Added to the directory Mar 31 18:51, 2006 , never updated.