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Big Hole River, Montana - Fishing Report - February 16, 2017
The weather has been a little warmer and a lot of snow and ice has melted. That has
the stream levels a little high and it is keeping the water barely above freezing. There
is snow forecast everyday this coming week. Getting around on the river may be a
problem. Midges, Creams and Reds, are the only insects hatching.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow everyday for the next week.
Highs will range from 36 to 38 degrees and lows from 16 to 23 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: xxx cfs (gauge is frozen)
Level: 1.54 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 33
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Melrose
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners size 20/16, nymphs and adults
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22 larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Some areas have good concentrations of various species of blue-winged olive nymphs and fishing an
imitation of them is an alternative strategy.
Fish the Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin or the Brown or White Belly Sculpin streamer anytime
during low light conditions, or early and late in the day. They are good flies for the larger trout.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are hatching good.  
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.  
Fly Fishing Big Hole River,
Montana
A description of the Big Hole River,
Guide to fly fishing the Big Hole River,
Big Hole River fishing seasons, and
much more