They are here!

We saw salmon fly nymphs under the rocks on the bank today on the Big Hole. They will fly tomorrow! Dropping flows and seasonable weather should make for a fantastic week fishing dries! Get out early, and don’t hesitate to change patterns. You’ll see large golden stones and a plethora of other hatches by the end of the week.

The Beaverhead has some way above average sized fish this year. A late BWO hatch made them easy to pattern for the first ten days after the opener, but dwindling hatches have made the fishing inconsistent. Worms and sow bugs along with the mythical great cranefly larva patterns are producing some big fish. The fish are just beginning to transition to some PMD patterns.