Big Hole Fishing Report 4-12-13
Fishtales Big Hole Fishing report for April 12, 2013:
- Currently 895cfs at Melrose USGS, the Big Hole River has stabilized after a spike due to a warm spell caused an ice jam to melt-off.
- The visibility is 2+ feet.
- Nymphing in the am will be your best bet.
- Try a #6-8 Pepperoni Yuk Bug or Rubberleg Stone-fly nymph in black, brown or golden. Adding a dropper 15″ off the bend to red or orange San Jaun Worm #8-10 will double your chances.
- Streamer fishing conditions couldn’t be more perfect, the river’s recent jump to 3000cfs pushed a lot of fish to the banks. Now that the river has dropped and cleared, the trout are chasing streamers aggressively.
- Try a Yellow Yummie or a Wooley Bugger in yellow/olive or JJ Special.
- Dry Fly Fishing. Fish are eating midges mid morning and Beatis and March Browns’ in the afternoon along the soft edges and foam lines. Try a Grifith’s Gnat #16-20 Parachute Adams or Purple Haze #14-18. Or try fishing a dry dropper with a #10-12 Chubby Chernobly in tan or olive or Black Magic with a Beadhead Prince or Hare’s Ear #12-14
If you are looking to go fishing on the Big Hole, check our Big Hole Fishing trips. Â Happy angling and be aware of floating hazards like log jams and changed channels especially on the lower reaches. if your not sure, stop and scout the situation before proceeding!