The fishing and flows have been fabulous over the last two weeks. August is looking good, still have PMD’s, Caddis, Hoppers, and the hope of Big Time Spruce Moth action. Water temps and flows are the best I’ve seen since the late 90’s. I know I’ll be fishing on the Big Hole August, September, and October this year.
September 23, 2010
On Thursday, I enjoyed a day of fishing on the famous Big Hole River with my fishing partner and buddy Steve. We were led by my friend and Beartooth guide Marty.
As is usually the case this time of year, the water in the Big Hole was low, but that made for good dry fly fishing. I was fishing my normal double bead-head nymph rig, while my partner threw a double dry-fly rig all day.
The two first fish I caught were Whitefish and, ironically, they were the only whites I caught all day. The rest of the day was about Brown Trout and Rainbows for both of us, with the bigger trout taking Steve’s dry flies.
It was another great day of fishing in Montana.