Bighorn River – Nymph Fishing is the name of the game

Bighorn River – Nymph Fishing is the name of the game

June 22, 2013 12:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
The worm has been working

The worm has been working

Nymph fishing has been the name of the game this week.  Fish have slid up into the faster water river wide and they are eating opportunistically as food moves by.  The fish have been eating a smorgasbord of bugs including sow bugs, worms, midges and small mayfly nymphs.

The river has fished well all the way to Mallard’s Access as well.  You will start to run into larger quantities of floating moss about ten miles from the dam, but the clarity will still be good.  Off color water will come into play at rotten grass creek about 3 miles up from Mallard’s Access.

The extended forecast show’s temp’s consistently in the low 90’s for the next week.  This warm weather should inch the water temps that much closer to an optimal range for the pmd and sally hatches.  Dry fly anglers can still find a few risers out there eating small bwo duns and midges, especially on overcast days.  Terrestrials are also taking fish now as well.

Rod with a nice bow

Rod with a nice bow

Tom with a nice brown

Tom with a nice brown

 

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