Bighorn Weekend Fishing Report

Bighorn Weekend Fishing Report

January 27, 2013 6:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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Fishing remains excellent on all stretches of the Bighorn.   Most of the fishing pressure has been in the upper 3, but it’s worth a shot going down, even way down.  Yesterday was fairly busy as the weather was awesome.  It looks like we have a span of cold weather coming upon us, so you might want to fish the next few days.

We are seeing some fish up on dries,  but nothing really consistent, yet.  Most fish are keyed on midges and will be in some pretty skinny water, so be sneaky and have a good presentation.  The streamer fishing has been very good.  A lot of fish are coming out of the lakey flats but you will get em’ on the quick drop banks as well.  Nymphing is great, as it usually always is.

Nymphs:  Firebead soft hackles in pink and grey 14-16, Ray Charles and soft hackle rays in all shades 14-16, Pink killer bugs, Zebra midges in black 18-20, JuJu midge Black/olive 18-20, quill nymphs and general midge larva in 18-22.

Streamers:  Still winning with the smaller (size 6 or smaller) bugs.  White has been a great color as well as yellow on the bright days.  Black and olive are getting done as well.  Krystal buggers, Sparkle minnows (sculpin), JR’s conehead streamer white/olive, zonkers in white and yellow.

Dries:  Griffith’s gnats, Harrop Hanging Midge, Smokejumpers, Sipper Midge 18-20.

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