Bighorn River Fishing Report Winter Fishing

Bighorn River Fishing Report Winter Fishing

February 6, 2012 9:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The water temp on the Bighorn has dropped pretty close to its wintertime low, which is around 39-40 degrees so fish have moved into their cold water holding areas.

That being said, the fishing is pretty solid and steady with natural colored sow bugs and a variety of midge larva and pupa. Midges are hatching enough to bring a few fish up but not providing endless dry fly action right now. Nymphing deeper water with just a little bit of current is very productive.

Fish are still eating streamers but with the cold water, slow retrieves and dead drifting streamers is much more productive than quick moving streamers.

Brown trout on a midge emerger

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