Bighorn River Fall Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fall Fishing Report

October 5, 2012 8:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

October 4th Stomach Sample. Scuds, Sowbugs and Caddis

The colder temperatures over the past few days have not affected the catching or the hatches.  The dry fly fishing was great in the morning, with both midges and tricos. Anything small and black seemed to work well.  We fished a cdc trico dun with a size 22 paraspinner behind it the whole morning and a good presentation was not refused.  The tan caddis hatch came off really strong as well despite air temperatures in the 40’s.  When we took off the water at 6:30 fish were still feeding on top.

The nymph fishing remained really strong and the fish are still up in the riffles.  A tungteaser was the best nymph for us, but a wide variety of midge, caddis, scud and sowbug patterns were working yesterday.

The cold temperatures have begun to break up the aquatic grasses, while it didn’t bother the fish from eating on top as they ate amongst it regularly, it did make the streamer fishing trying at times, especially on the banks.  We fished the middle with our streamers on a full sinking line and did just fine however.

Casting Amongst the Autumn Trees & Snow Covered Hills

One of many rainbows that ate the small dry


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