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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

Dry Flies, Clear Water, and Blazing Temps

Jul 12 22:43, 2018

The Big Hole river has had a very interesting season.  Starting with a cold June, the river has maintained an above average flow, and the snow is still lingering on Fleecer Mountain for the second time in my career beyond July 4th.  That being said, there is plenty of water, but our temps are gettin...

First day of summer

Jun 22 01:18, 2018

Summer is officially here, despite the current weather conditions. Over the past week we have seen the river more than double, which has limited much of the fishing to the upper portions of the Big Hole, above East Bank. Even with the water returning to almost flood stage, the river is still fishing...

Update: Big Hole River

Jun 14 02:09, 2018

The past 4 days have been quite the whirlwind on the Big Hole. First, we had 75-80 degree days and salmonflies. And then it was 35-40 degrees, snowing, and no salmonflies. Yesterday was about 70, with water temperatures still very cold after the winter conditions we had early in the week. We didn’t ...

Big Hole River fishing update

Jun 09 02:54, 2018

Its not a secret anymore, Salmonflies are out! We have been seeing big bugs across the majority of the river. We have been having luck on streamers and rubber legs in the mornings, and generally switching to dries by lunch time. If your day allows, stay out! Dry fly fishing has been stellar into the...

Salmonflies: An etymology lesson

Jun 06 01:21, 2018

With salmonflies on the cusp of hatching here on the Big Hole, we thought it would be good to review the biology behind these big bugs that bring out anglers in masses. And, if your wondering, we have seen a few early hatching bugs, and anticipate that we will see them begin their annual hatch..... ...

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