Bighorn River Late Summer Fishing

Bighorn River Late Summer Fishing

August 30, 2011 10:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Sunrise on the Bighorn

Sunrise on the Bighorn

The river will be dropping under 4,000 cfs in the next few days.  As of right now we are seeing reduced flows, increased weeds and reduced water temperatures.  The reduced flows and cooler temperatures are creating excellent fishing for technical dry fly fisherman.  Tricos, evening black caddis and pseudo’s have fish working the edges throughout the day.  Exact presentations, patience and persistence will get you into some really good fish.  There is still decent fishing out there with hoppers if you commit to fishing them and your hitting your spots.

The nymph fishing has been ok.  Better in some spots that others and better on certain days than others.  Look for clean gravel in the riffles and target these areas out of the boat.

Effective Nymphs:  zebra midges, caddis pupa, pseudo wonder nymphs, worms and ray charles

Effective Dries:  The student, trico spinners, smaller hopper patterns and cdc caddis

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