Good Flow

Big Hole 301 cfs
Beaverhead 126 cfs
Jefferson 518 cfs

The average flow at the Melrose station based on a thirty year study is 298, so the Big Hole is just a bit above the average on this date. It wasn’t looking too good a couple weeks ago when the flow got down to 160.

We caught a lot of fish today but only one good sized one and that was on a nymph. Hopper patterns were working this afternoon but were getting mostly small fish. It got pretty cold last night, what water that was left in my boat this morning was froze. Most effective patterns today was a hopper with a nymph dropper, too bright for streamers. More clouds are predicted for the next couple days so we’ll see what that brings.

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