Waters are on the rise on the big hole, but still has good visibility. The big hole goes up but rarely gets too dirty to fish its headwaters have never been logged thus high water but low sediment load. Fished the big hole a week ago, and caught the water on a spike the cfs came up almost 800 while we were on it.. Like most of the rivers around here you want to catch it when the water is on the way down not on the way up. As predicted fishing was kind of a bust, 4 fish in 5 hours and none very big. Seemed like the only way to catch fish was pull over at all the tributaries coming in and fish a San Juan worm on a bobber. Ouch! River has been an a slow decline for the last week and fishing has improved markedly. Still big, about 3000 cfs at Melrose, which is right about at normal for this time of year. Fishing the last few days has been good. Salmonfly nymphs are starting their migration to the banks so big black nymphs size 2 or 4 heavily weighted in the slow water. Best results are coming from getting out of the boat and pounding the slow water on the banks and the slow inside corners There are still a few leftover squallas and a few mayflies in the foam homes, but it is tough to catch em on dries unless you find some fish rising. More rain on the horizon and since the land is already saturated it doesn't take a lot to jack water levels Keep an eye on water levels and whenever it starts to fall get out there and get some.