Big Hole Fishing Report by Montana Troutfitters 7.26.20
By angelamontana

Posted: July 28, 2020

The Big Hole is fishing well in the mornings. Water temperatures are getting warm later in the day so keep an eye on the temperature gauges before you head out. Hoppers, ants, Caddis, Nocturnal Stones and Yellow Sallies and PMDs are the hot ticket right now! A hopper with a dropper has been very productive as fish are looking up. Streamer fishing has been solid and we have had good reports on both small and large streamers. Yellow, white, olive and black are all working depending on the conditions that day. If those aren’t getting eaten, try a small flashy streamer in the shallows.

FLY PATTERN SUGGESTIONS

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Hi-Vis Paraemerger Adams:16-18, Caddis: 14-16, Drake: 12-14, Pink Albert: 14, Elk Hair Caddis Tan: 16-18-20, CDC Elk Hair Caddis Tan: 14-16-18, Missing Link Caddis: 16-18, Snowshoe Caddis: 14-16-18, Adult Caddis: 14-16, Gold Chubby Chernobyl; 8-12, Tilt Wing Dun PMD; 16-20, Para-Sulfer; 16-20, Headlight Sally; 14-16, Twisted Baby Sally ; 14, Snowshoe Sally; 14-16

Nymphs| 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

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