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Big Hole River, Montana - Fishing Report - August 17, 2017
The Hoot Owl restrictions have been lifted on the lower river. Stream conditions are
fine in the headwaters and in the canyon sections below the valley. There are plenty
of hatching insects and trout being caught.


Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the coming week. Highs will
range from 72
7to 80 degrees and lows from 40 to 42 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 261 cfs
Level: 1.30 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 61
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
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
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.
L
ittle Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Pale Morning Duns are hatching.
Spotted Sedge or caddisflies, are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Terrestrials can be important at times - Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers.
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.

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