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The Most Up to Date, Accurate Fly Fishing Report for The Big Hole River 

Our Big Hole River Fishing Report will give you all the information you need to have a great day of fly fishing on this dynamic river with constantly changing conditions and hatches. If you are considering fly fishing in Southwest Montana, the Beaverhead River is a must, and the Sunrise Fly Shop is committed to providing the most accurate Beaverhead River Fishing Report. 

As the leading Big Hole River fly shop, fly fishing guide service and outfitter, our guides are on the river every day. You can count on us to provide you with the most accurate, up to date, and honest Big Hole River fishing report available.  Whether you are planning a Big Hole River fly fishing vacation or just need an escape from work, nobody keeps you more connected with Southwest Montana fly fishing conditions than the Sunrise Fly Shop.  Check back often to get the latest river information, including flies, weather and flows for the Big Hole River.

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Southwest Montana Fly Fishing - Big Hole River
Date: 24-Feb-2013
Fishing Report: Fishing season is almost here. The river ice is starting to melt and the Big Hole River is starting to open up. It won't be too much longer and we will be able to start fishing. The winter snowpack is currently above 120% and things are looking great as we get ready to start the 2014 season. If you haven't booked your 2014 fly fishing vacation yet, call us soon before all of the best dates are all taken. If you have any questions about the upcoming fishing season, please don't hesitate to call us. 406-835-3474

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Flies: #16 Micro May Fly, #16 Flashback Pheasant Tail, #12 Pat's Stone Black #10 UV Chubby, #12 X Cadidis #12 Purple Haze #4 Pats Stone black, #8 San Juan Worm, #8 Prince Nymph, #8 pheasant tail, #10 Silver Lightning Bug #6 J.J. Special #6 Olive Beldar #6 Skiddish Smolt #4 Lil' Kim Copper #6 Yellow Zonker, #4 Yellow Yummy, #4 Coffey Bugger #4 Home invader Yellow/black/white #4 Bad Boy natural/yellow/olive

USGS Current Big Hole River Water Flows

Previous Reports

Date: 13-Oct-2013
Fishing Report:

Fall fishing has been solid.  The fishing is definitely better on overcast days, but you can still find a fish or two on the bright sunny days.  Slow stripping or dead drifting streamers and nymphing stone fly nymphs and San Juan worms have been the most successful techniques.  Yellow and brown have been the color of choice for the streamers.


With night temps frequently falling into the mid 20's, there is no need to be on the water early.  Let the water warm up a bit before you start your day of fishing.


We will be closing for the season on 10/25/2013, so come fish the Big Hole before the season is officially over.