Big Hole River 5000 cfs at Maidenrock
The caddis hatch the last few days has been terrific. The weather has been typical for this time of year with some rain, some wind, some sun etc. At 5000 the river is still nearly bank full and lots of the fish are in the willows. It is a bit humurous when floating by and you see this big nose of a brown trout coming up inside the willows where it is impossible to get to. The guys in my boat yesterday were great and had fun just watching these fish feed. We did get several that were in water outside the willows. Caddis patterns were working fine but a little cripple pattern that Mike was using in the other boat was really producing.
As for the bet I tried to email Maxman but it was a no go address. It could be anyone’s game as there still is a lot of snow in the high country. The weather pattern is cool but with lots of showers in the next few days. I’m still sticking to my guns and predicting the river will not exceed the 8000 cfs level it did a couple weeks ago. So Maxman where ever you are I accept that bet that the river will exceed 8000 cfs by June 10th. If it does you get a free Shark Skin fly line. If it does not that Shark Skin fly line will cost you $200. I call.