Bighorn River Flyfishing: The Lower River

Bighorn River Flyfishing: The Lower River

June 25, 2010 2:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steve Hilbers Guiding 2

Afterbay Access to Bighorn Access is the float section on the Bighorn River that receives 90% of the angling pressure. This is for good reason, as water temperature and clarity are almost always optimal. Abundant fish numbers and aquatic life make the upper river a veritable fish factory. But the next float section down, Bighorn Access to Mallard’s Access, also provides world-class fishing, and the fishing pressure is generally light. Several high-water years in a row have contributed to healthy fish populations in this lower section, with rainbow trout numbers being especially impressive. Recently, several Bighorn Trout Shop guides have reported outstanding fishing on this float section. The fish are eating sowbugs and aquatic worms, and wait till you hook one of these lower-river rainbows. The guides call them “silver bullets.” Be advised that this lower section is prone to “go out” due to snow melt or rain storms, but when it’s on, it’s on!

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