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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

Fishing Report: August 16th, 2021

Aug 16 23:00, 2021

Southwest Montana is still under a veil of smoke coming from several fires burning west of Wise River, with more fires burning to the south east. The smoke has been keeping the direct sun from warming up the water to much, and creating a false cloud cover which has helped the fishing. We have been.....

End of July, or August?

Aug 01 00:03, 2021

We’ve made it through July, which has felt more typical of August on the Big Hole River. We received a little bit of rain towards the end of the week, which helped to level off the dropping river. We saw a lot of heavy smoke cover, which is miserable for us, but good to keep..... Read MoreThe post E...

Big Hole and fire update

Jul 23 02:01, 2021

We are happy to report that the Alder Creek Fire, located just outside of Wise River, has been kept at bay, nobody has been injured, and there has been no loss of property. The effort put together by the firefighting teams has been very impressive, a very special thank you is due to everyone involve...

Current angling restrictions

Jul 07 02:31, 2021

Unusually hot summer temperatures are not going away. Below are restrictions currently in place on the Big Hole River:** Full closure on upper Big Hole from the North Fork of Big Hole to Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road. ** Hoot Owl on the Big Hole from North Fork of Big Hole to Dickie Bridge*...

Big Hole Update: 6/27/2021

Jun 28 07:28, 2021

The Big Hole River has been fishing well for the last 2 weeks. We have been enjoying what’s left of the golden stone hatch, PMD’s in the morning, caddis in the evening, and decent streamer fishing when the clouds are blocking the sun. The guide boats have been running small purple and gold chubbies ...

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