Peak Flow


You can never bribe Amos with food. Most of the time like this when ever I give him that biscuit and hot dog he will hold it in his mouth for up to half hour before eating it or then go bury it.

The river is currently at 7400 cfs and Maidenrock and where will it top out and when?      This is the latest list of predictions:

Scott  8900 cfs June 15th. Tom r. 9500 cfs June 17th. Sean 8795 cfs June 1st. Wayne 8160 cfs June 4th, Jim 10,000 cfs June 6th. Tony 8870 May 23rd. Pat H. 9800 June 25th. Bob A. 9450 June 13th. Dave G. 4444 June 7th. Rick. Mt 9700 June 23rd, also Rick at 16,200 May 18th (musta been smokin something then) Ron S. 13,500 June 9th, and mine I think was June 7th at 11,200.

If I missed anybody let me know. There will be some kinda prize, I just haven’t decided on what yet. The lines are still open so check your crystal ball and see what you come up with.


  1. 12000cfs on June 6

  2. Rick from Helena

    For those of you wanting to fish the Big Hole today, I recommend a size 22 trico on a long 7x leader. This will be just as effective as streamers, stonefly nymph, march brown cripple patterns and hoppers. All those tactics will catch approximately zero fish because the flow is at 7420 and rising and the water is carrying that nice shade of chocolate milk. Spend your day at the vise tying up big fluffy orange things for when the salmon flies pop out in a couple weeks…provided all the salmon fly nymphs aren’t flushed down through the length of the river, and through the Jefferson and wind up in pool behind Toston dam in the MO. Although that might be fun catching carp above Toston on big orange honkers!

  3. A little guess regarding peak flow… 10,200 on June 7th.

  4. I have a half dozen orange home invader streamers that I tied this winter on the advice of the ever famous Doug McKnight. It is a hybrid version of a pumpkin bugger and has caught it share on the Big Hole. I will donate 6 of them to the shop in mid June as my entry fee into the Annual Peak Flow Contest. Just checking this website makes the bounty worth it, regardless of whether or not I win…..(which I will)
    Snowing in Jackson Hole today….just for the record.

  5. Holly Asmuth

    Holly predicts 11,800 on June 10 which means our meadow could get a little wet.

  6. June 10, 12500

  7. June 11, 12250

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