Bighorn River Fishing Report: In Like A Lion

Bighorn River Fishing Report: In Like A Lion

March 1, 2013 7:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The short term forecast calls for some warmer weather which will bring some stout winds for a few days, but late February provided some great nymph fishing and a few opportunities for dry fly action with midges. The dry fly action will get steadier as later winter moves out and spring moves in.

Stomach pump samples are showing the main food items are sow bugs, a few scuds and lots of midges in olive, red, cream and black. A baetis nymph found here and there too. None of the items are big. The sow bugs and scuds found in samples are about a 16 at the largest. Beatis around in the size 20 range and midges range from 20 to 24.

A grey firebead ray charles has been working really well as a top fly. Olive JuJuBee, flash bang midge as well as the old reliable zebra midge and tung teaser are working well as bottom flies.

 

Robbie doing battle with a rainbow

Robbie doing battle with a rainbow

Rob with a nice rainbow

Rob with a nice rainbow

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