Big Hole River 4150 cfs and slowly dropping.
Wouldn’t ya know it here it is the end of May and a time when I don’t book any trips because historically the last week of May and the first week of June is peak runoff. The peak runoff was a week ago when the river crested at almost 8000 cfs. Since then it has been slowly dropping and the fishing getting better every day. There are some that say that the peak runoff has not happened yet but I beg to differ with them. There is still lots of snow in the high country but unless we get a couple days of warm rain it will continue to come off gradually which is excellent. So now we have a situation where the fishing for the next couple weeks is going to be outstanding and no clients. The streamer fishing is great and in the next couple days the long awaited Mothers Day Caddis Hatch will be here. In two days the river should be blanketed with caddis. How do I know this? Now I can’t reveal all my sources. With all that said I have many open days for the next couple weeks so if anyone wants to get in on some excellent fishing, let me know.
On a different note, I tried that new shark skin fly line the other day and really liked it. I liked it so much I’m gonna stock it in the shop. It’s not for the faint at heart as it goes for a hundred bucks a pop. It is the smoothest line I have ever thrown.