Bighorn River is Shaping Up!

Bighorn River is Shaping Up!

July 7, 2018 3:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Finally, the news we have been waiting to hear – Bighorn River flows will be at 8K this weekend.  The Black Caddis are here and the fishing is just starting to get better.  As long as the water stabilizes or drops even more, we are looking at some primo summer conditions on the Bighorn.

SHIRLEY HOOKED UP

M SHIRLEY HOOKED UP IN THE ‘HERO HOLE’

Evening is the time to whack fish on dries.  There is about a 2 hour window before dark that the fish are really looking up.  A variety of Black Caddis patterns are working right now – Dill’s Caddis, Hemmingway, Henry’s Fork Caddis and Bubbleback Caddis.  A handful of PMD’s and Yellow Sallies have been spotted on the lower river, so hopefully our fish start noticing them soon as well. 

The nymph fishing is getting better and better as the water continues to drop.  The river has stayed clean with very little moss, which is usually an issue by now. Still a big of green tint to it, but the fish don’t seem to mind.  Sowbugs are the main food source, while worms are a close second.  Our top picks this past week include Eddy Vedders, Carpet Bugs, 2 Tone Chenille Worms, Improved Atomic Worms, and Soft Hackle Rays.  

One other positive note – we’re back in the safe water flow zone for boat rentals, so give us a call to experience some awesome summer fishing on the Bighorn!

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