Bighorn Fourth of July Fishing Report

Bighorn Fourth of July Fishing Report

July 2, 2013 9:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Mike and Glacier working risers

Mike and Glacier working risers

The river has been fishing very well the past few days and the crowds have been slim to none. Beer, bbg, family parties, the lake, sporting events, who knows where everyone is, just not here.  The nymph fishing has been awesome. Worms are getting it done river wide from the dam down to Mallard’s.  Worms with orange incorporated have been really good.  All sizes of sowbugs have been showing up in seine and stomach samples.  Pink soft hackle ray charles and grey rays have been good ones. Midge patterns such as tungteasers, red larva and root beer midges have all been producing.  The mayfly nymphs that are out there are small light bodied nymphs with dark segmentation.  Skinny Bills, olive quills and juju baetis are all working for those.

Fished the late afternoon and evening yesterday and had solid dry fly fishing for the length of the float. Caught fish blind casting and fishing to risers with ants and beetles in the skinny water and tight to the banks.  Many more fish rising than I was expecting. The risers required exacting presentations, when they weren’t stupid enough to eat our terrestrials opportunistically after a pass or too it took something spent in the film to get an eat.  Spent midges and baetis/pseudos sizes 20/22 got taken regularly when presented flawlessly.

With temperatures in the 90’s Simms Guard socks, Simms Streamtread Sandals and our Columbia Freeze Zero Neck gaiters have become our best friends. Stop by and check em out!

This bow ate the ant

This bow ate the ant

Mike aka "farmer joe" with a bow that ate the tungteaser

Mike aka “farmer joe” with a bow that ate the tungteaser

 

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