While other parts of the state are experiencing heavy amounts of snow already, we continue to have a warmer than average Fall. The crowds are almost nonexistent and the fish are eating well!
Our dry fly fishing has pretty much been non existent for the past month or so. Not so much a problem of bug life, as we are seeing plenty of Psuedos as well as some fall Baetis, but the fish are just not looking up for them. This could be due to water clarity as it is only about a foot and a half of visibility. The good news is the subsurface activity has made up for the lack of surface participation.
Both nymphing and streamer fishing will be the go-to methods from now until next Spring. Expect the streamer fishing to be exceptional as we move through the month (it’s excellent right now!). Pick your poison as the fish will eat a variety of bugs from Zonkers to Sex Dungeons. The water is still warm, so plenty of fish in the faster water as well. Nymphing has been excellent lately with Big Orange Scuds, 2 tone worms, Soft Hackle Ray Charles (14-18 Tan or Grey) and any Sowbug type patterns. The grass has really started clearing up, although is still somewhat of an issue. Afterbay to Mallards, pick your favorite stretch and go!
Look for excellent fishing to continue until the water gets really cold (sometime in January). Also we’re entering into prime cast and blast season on the Bighorn so this is a great time to be here. Give us a call about winter specials!
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