Big Hole Fishing Report by MT Troutfitters 8.15.19
By angelamontana

Posted: August 16, 2019

Before you head to the Big Hole river, check out what Montana Troutfitters out of Bozeman has to report:

Hoot Owl has started on the Big Hole from Notch Bottom to the confluence of the Beaverhead.  Fishing is prohibited on this section from 2pm till midnight.  Other sections are still seeing warm temps so get out early and beat the heat. If youre going to fish out this way, try to fish the upper portions near Divide. Try working terrestrials such as ants, beetles and hoppers and keep an eye out for tricos. A double dry rig in the morning is hard to beat.

FLY PATTERN SUGGESTIONS

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Bullethead Skwala: 10-12,Britten Jay’s Salmonfly: 4-6, Bjorn’s Kamikaze Salmonfly: 4, Gorilla Stonefly: 6, Rogue Giant Foam Stonefly: 4-6, Rogue Golden Stonefly:8, Terranasty Salmonfly: 6-8, Foam Samonfly:6 Ex. body PMD: 14-18, CDC emerger PMD: 16-18, Elk hair caddis tan, olive, 14-16, Chubby: Gold, Purple, & UV, Purple Haze: 12-16

Nymphs| Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, BH Pheasant Tail: 14-16-18, Green Machine: 18-20, CDC Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Rubberlegs Olive, Olive/Brown: 6-8-10, Ugly Bug: 4-6-8, Red Belly Yuk Bug: 2-4 Coppertone Delektable: 6-8 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Purple: 14-16 IED Worm: 10 Copper Johnson Yellow, Red, Blue: 12-14-16-18, Pats Rubber Legs: Olive, Black, Coffee, Tan: 8-12

Streamers| JJ Special: 4- 6 Sculpzilla’s Tan, Olive, Black: size 4-6 Haymaker Sculpin Olive, Brown: 4 Bellyache Minnow Tan, Olive: 1/0-1 Micro Zonker Tan, Olive, Black: 8 Fatheads Yellow: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Rust, Natural: 2 Home Invader Yellow, Olive Space Invader: 2 Flash Fry Brown & Yellow: 2 Space Invader Brown Yellow, Tan: 2-4-6; Brown/Copper Sparkle Minnow 4-6