Big Hole River 1240 cfs
The river has some what leveled off and the visibility is two feet at the most. Some friends of mine from Helena floated today from Jerry Ck. to Divide and had limited success. Good news is that they caught most of the fish on Skwala patterns on top. Biggest of the day though was on a san whammy hanging below the skwala. Weather conditions for tomorrow are about the same. Now listen to this—winter conditions are forecast for Monday with a high of only 25. So what’s with this global warming? This has to be one of the coldest Spring conditions here.
Had a customer come in the shop yesterdsay and wanted a shuttle from East Bank down to Jerry Ck. He looked at me like I had two heads when I told him it was still froze up there and there is still 2 feet of snow going into the access. He went on to say at this same time last year they did that float and had great success. He then stared at me for a few long seconds thinking I would change my story. I stood my ground, smiled and said from Jerry Creek down is where you want to go. He left in a bit of a tiz and I would bet my last nickel he headed up there to check it out for himself. It is very unusual as it is April 17th for the upper river to still be iced up but it is what it is.
Tone the bone did a comment on Andros Island fishing on Snowin entry. Weather on the island has improved lots and we should hear some good fish story’s soon.