Bighorn River March Midge Fishing

Bighorn River March Midge Fishing

March 30, 2013 9:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Quality time on the Bighorn

Quality time on the Bighorn

While temperatures were warm the past two days, windy conditions made fishing tough at times.  The midge hatch was stronger than the blue wing’s and fish were only up feeding along bluffs protected by the wind.

Fish have been feeding on a smorgasbord of food sub surface.  Stomach samples over the past few days have shown cream, black, root beer, red midge larva and pupa, sowbugs and bwo nymphs.  The wade fishing has been far more productive than the boat fishing lately.  Once you find a productive run, rotate through a variety of fly patterns to catch the most fish.

Expect the bwo dry fly fishing to be stellar on the next calm and cloudy day.

Best Fly Patterns

Nymphs:  Firebead sowbugs, killerbugs, jr’s flashback, juju baetis, red midge, black zebra, root beer midge

Dry Flies: Twilight midge, cdc sparkle dun, transitional midge, cripple thor, parachute adams

John and Steve Stalking Risers

John and Steve Stalking Risers Photo David Palmer

A crazy dust storm that lasted almost an hour

A crazy dust storm that lasted almost an hour Photo SG

 

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