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Big Hole River, Montana - Fishing Report - October 11, 2016
The river is flowing just a little above normal and the water temperature is falling.
There are some good Blue-winged olive hatches along with some October caddis.
Fish the Brown and Matuka Black sculpin streamer patterns as well as Blue-winged
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow everyday for the next
week. Highs will range from 4
4 to 55 degrees and lows from 27 to 33 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 469 cfs
Level: 1.53 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
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
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedges, caddisflies, size 16, larva, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, green, size 8, 10, 12,
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
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.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are starting to hatch.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are starting to hatch.
October Caddis are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.  
Terrestrial insects will soon become important - Japanese Beetles, Carpenter ants, and Grass hoppers.
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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