Big Hole River 833 cfs Jefferson River 976 cfs
It was a very pleasant day with lots of fish and a gentle cooling breeze which kept the mosquitos away. Dry fly action was good until mid afternoon when it slowed up a bit which was expected. Dropping a nymph off the dry fixed that problem and by doing that you will always pick up some poor lowly whiteys but also lots of trout in between. May fly’s and goofy bugs worked the best with the goofy ones taking honors.
The Montana Standard (substandard) had a head line in sunday’s paper about that house being built just above Dickie Bridge. There were some outlandish rumors going around they were putting in a subdivision and even some rumors they were going to strip mine the area. They are simply building one log home with a small pond nearby. Personally I think that paper is hurtin for news. I suppose they will have a big head line again this year when they close that upper stretch from Wisdom to the mouth of the north fork which they do every year. All you see on the front page is BIG HOLE CLOSURE and many folks take it to mean the entire river is closed. This is a 19 mile stretch which is rarely fished anyway and the remaning 120 miles is still open. I have called the reporter doing the story and he has passed the buck saying he doesn’t make up the head line and I call the editor and he passes the buck to the staff. All I ask is to report the facts or don’t report at all. They don’t realize how this affects local business. I’ll get off my soap box now.
Forecast for the next couple days is quite warm and partly cloudy.