Day Trip – Lower Big Hole River

Guest Blogger: Mke Cline, Bozeman, MT

Good Cover and Fast Water - Brown Trout Heaven
Good Cover and Fast Water – Brown Trout Heaven

The Blue Ribbon Big Hole is certainly one of the top ten rivers to fish in southwest Montana. It experiences good, consistent Salmon fly hatches every year in June that draw a lot of out of state anglers.

At 154 miles long, the river flows through a breathtaking upper valley (the Big Hole), a rambunctious canyon section that transects the northern extent of the rugged Pioneer Mountains and a lonely and dry Cottonwood bottom. The middle reaches just above and through the canyon are the most popular sections for both wading and floating anglers.

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