Bighorn River Fall Dry Fly Fishing

Bighorn River Fall Dry Fly Fishing

October 24, 2013 10:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

 

Notice the large caddis in the upper left corner

Notice the large caddis in the upper left corner

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For all of those people asking where the tan caddis were in August, the answer is they are here right now.  While the lower river(below Bighorn Access) saw great tan caddis this summer they were almost non existent on the upper 13 until now.  The past few afternoons and evenings the tan caddis hatch has been excellent.  Black caddis have been emerging simultaneously along with bwo’s.

The translucent emerger did not get refused yesterday by caddis eating fish.  A guide also getting off the water at the same time said he did just as well fishing the bwo hatch with a smokejumper.  Kind of a smorgasbord out there right now.

There are a few pockets on the river with really good trico fishing right now also. Not spread river wide but several anglers bought trico patterns this morning for the 3 – B stretch that did well yesterday am.

Streamer fishing is good.  Smaller, simple patterns have been working the best.

Nymphing has been best when anglers get out of the boat and work riffles and runs.  The aquatic grass is thick on the upper 3. It hasn’t started breaking up, so floating grass is not an issue currently.  The lake did turnover about a week ago which has made the upper few miles green but is not a factor at all with the fishing.

To say that this week has produced perfect fall days would be an understatement

To say that this week has produced perfect fall days would be an understatement

 

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