Big Horn February Fishing Update

Big Horn February Fishing Update

February 11, 2013 5:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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Guide Rob Cadle and Dawn with a February Brown

Bighorn Fishing Report

The nymph fishing has been very consistent as of late.  The trout are in their typical winter lies; slower runs and deep pools.  The fish are very concentrated in these slower flows.  Once you hook a trout, fish the area thoroughly there are bound to be more fish present.

The dry fly fishing has really picked up over the past week.  You will find fish rising to midges in several isolated areas especially on the upper 3. Sunny days and warmer nights should bring more fish to the surface as we move towards March.  Currently single midge imitations will work best.  As the hatches become more dense, look for fish to key in on clusters also.

Streamer fishing has been good throughout the entire river.  The further down river you are the warmer the water temperature will be.  The warmer water temperatures further from the dam are conducive to productive streamer fishing during the winter months.

Best Bighorn Fly Patterns

Ray Charles Grey 16 – 20

Firebead Ray Charles Pink & Grey 16 – 18

Soft Hackle Sow Bug Pink 16 – 18

Zebra Midge – Black, Olive 18 – 20

Bighorn Killer Bug Grey 16 -18

Zonker – Olive, White

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Dawn Hooked Up

Bighorn River Rainbow

Rob With a Nice Rainbow


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