Big Hole River – April 2013 Fishing Report

by | Apr 12, 2013 | Fishing Reports | 0 comments

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.  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!


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