Bighorn River flows have topped out @ 14k and no word if they are going any higher. Your guess is as good as ours as to when the river will be dropping. Inflows are still cranking in and the lake is full. We’re sure that’s not what everyone wants to hear, but it is what it is. The fish are finding the food still, so that is the good news.
Nymphing is the way to go right now if you want to get numbers of fish. The streamer fishing, for some reason, has been less than stellar.
Worms are at the top of the list on the trout’s menu. Wire worms, Improved Atomic Worms, San Juan Worms are all great choices. Sowbugs are important moreso on the upper 3, while worms are found more in the islands and flooded soil below 3. The Teton rig is deadly right now, although indicator fishing is better in certain spots.
We are seeing a few summer bugs around already (Black Caddis, PMD’s), so hopefully when the water drops we should have some epic surface fishing. Be safe out there!!
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