Bighorn River Fishing Report: baetis

Bighorn River Fishing Report: baetis

May 12, 2012 6:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The baetis are coming on strong. Fish are keying in on baetis nymphs most of the day although a zebra midge in the morning is not a bad idea. The thickest of the midge hatch has run its course although a midge dropper will still get fish, dry fly or nymphing.

The river is low and clear right now so stealth, good casts and good drifts are essential. The low flow is also making it easy to get to the redds and spawning fish so if you are a conscientious angler, please give the spawning rainbows a break. They’ll be ready to catch soon enough after they get done providing something to catch next year.

Browns taking baetis dry flies

Rainbows taking baetis nymphs

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