Bighorn River September Fishing Update

Bighorn River September Fishing Update

September 22, 2013 3:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
The future of our fishery

The future of our fishery

The word is out on the Bighorn and while fishing has remained very productive, river traffic increased significantly over the past week. Dry fly fishing and nymph fishing have both been very productive from top to bottom. It appears that the river traffic should let up some starting this week according to our bookings.

Black Caddis and Pseudo hatches remain strong on the upper 13 miles.  Look for black caddis to be really good for at least another week, with pseudos and baetis only getting stronger as we move into October.  Tan caddis and tricos continue on the lower river all the way down to Two Leggins.

Nymphing has been producing from top to bottom with sowbugs especially.  Fish your sowbug with a worm above it or with a small mayfly or caddis pupa below has been good.  An 18 or 20 pheasant tail, poodle sniffer caddis pupa or olive quill have all been very productive.

Streamer fishing has been steady.  More productive on the lower river right now, but still solid on the upper river.  Small zonkers, clousers and slumpbusters have been especially good on the upper river. Our browns spawn late because the river stays warm so late into the year.  Look for streamer fishing to only get better into October as the weather cools.

Another Nice Bow

Another Nice Bow

Jim with a rainy day brown

Jim with a rainy day brown

 

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