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Big Hole River, Montana - Fishing Report - October 19, 2017
The stream is still in good condition. We recommend fishing the middle or lower river.
The stream levels are in decent shape. Sculpin streamers are catching the larger
trout. Blue-winged olives and cream and red or blood midges are hatching good.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through Sunday, otherwise
clear for the next week.. Highs will range from 3
6 to 54 degrees and lows from 15 to
9 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 559 cfs
Level: 1.76 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 45
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Melrose
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
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
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching good.
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.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Spotted Sedge or caddisflies, are hatching.
October caddis are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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.

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