Memorial Day weekend
Big Hole River 3150 cfs
That photo pretty much shows what the weather was like for most of the three day weekend. For those who braved the conditions, the rewards were pretty good. Mostly streamer action and some nymph action.
Speaking of nymphs, recently I was slightly chastised for demeaning nymph fisherman. Using terms like going to the dark side and bobber brothers and such. I assure you it is all in fun. Matter of fact I used to have a friend who was a nymph fisherman. Actually I do it more than I let on.
Then there are my friends down in Dillon who I affectionately refer to as The Beaverhead Trash. These poor guys fish that way ninety percent of the time. They use two tiny nymphs, a pound of lead and a volley ball for an indicator. They spend half their day reriggin. They get one set up and before they pull the anchor the other guy has his rig in the willows behind them. These guys earn their money.
Forecast is for warmer and nicer weather this week. Should be good fishin.