Conditions Changing Again on the Bighorn

Conditions Changing Again on the Bighorn

November 26, 2018 4:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We were getting a nice surge of clear water out of the dam for the past few weeks, but yesterday we noticed quite a bit more of the off -color green we saw earlier this Fall.  There are no definite answers as to what is causing these conditions, but must be something with the way it’s running through the upper dam.  Still not as many people around post-Thanksgiving as we usually see, but the sun and warm temps have been fantastic.  It looks like we have 1 more week of great weather and then we’re in for an arctic blast.

The majority of Brown trout in the river are getting into full spawn mode, so there is a lot of vacant water out there, as they are moving onto beds.  We are all aware of the Redd fishing debate, but we ask that you just use caution and don’t stomp all over them, please..

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Frank wants ducks, not fish

Still a handful of BWO’s around.  Cloudy days are by far the best for surface activity.

Underneath you will need – Orange Scuds (12-14), Tan Eddie Vedders (16-18), Carpet Bugs (16-18), Standard Rays (tan, light pink 16-18), a few midge and Baetis nymphs if you really want to get tricky.  

Streamers – Krystal Buggers (black, olive) Bighorn Buggers, Pete’s Bugger, Hot bead squirrel leeches, Sparkle Minnows (sculpin, black).

 

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