Big Hole River

June 3, 2020

Fishing Conditions

June 3, 2020

The best fishing to be had is up high. The Big Hole has spiked again and is very big. Tons of caddis are out and fish are keying in on size 18s with tan wings and dark bodies such as the peacock caddis. A spent caddis is another pattern that is good in the evening. Fish have also been eating goldens. Nymphing has been steady with pats rubberlegs and caddis emergers. Worms, mayflies and soft hackles are certainly a good portion of the menu as well. Streamer fishing has been solid and we have had good reports on both small and large streamers. Yellow, white, olive and black are all working depending on the conditions that day. Lot of people are using the river while others are in full run-off so be patient and polite at the ramps. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Bat Wing Emerger: 16-18-20, Hi-Vis Paraemerger Adams:16-18, Caddis: 14-16, Drake: 12-14, Pink Albert: 14, Elk Hair Caddis Tan: 16-18-20, CDC Elk Hair Caddis Tan: 14-16-18, Missing Link Caddis: 16-18, Snowshoe Caddis: 14-16-18, Adult Caddis: 14-16

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 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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