Bighorn River Summer Fishing

Bighorn River Summer Fishing

July 27, 2012 1:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

PMD Nymph Double

The fishing continues to be great on the Bighorn.  Nymphing is producing steady action throughout the day, even more so as the bugs begin to emerge in the afternoon.  Sally and PMD nymphs are producing the best action underneath.  Don’t ignore the skinniest of riffles or the most subtle of drop offs.  The sight nymphing has been great when the sun has been high in the sky.  Spring creek like nymph rigs have been working well when you are out of the boat.

The dry fly fishing has been awesome if you are in the right place at the right time.  The PMD hatch does not last long each day but if you are present when it happens the river will boil with fish.  We did really well yesterday with emerging PMD nymphs fished in the film behind a dry.  Sallies, baetis and black caddis joined the party throughout the day also.  My client referred to the surface of the water as bug soup.  There is a lot for these fish to choose from; spend some time observing the water and watching the rise forms to have the best success.

CDC Baetis Spinner fooled this guy in the shallows yesterday afternoon

Laurie with a bow taken in the shallows

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