Early October Bighorn River Report

Early October Bighorn River Report

October 4, 2019 3:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fishing is starting to pick up just a bit on the Bighorn.  Low night temps have helped cool the water a bit and the fish seem to be a little more interested in eating.  The crowds are down for the season and the weather is great!

Subsurface fishing is the way to go.  There hasn’t been a whole lot in the way of dry fly fishing.  A few Psuedos here and there on the cloudier afternoons.

Nymphing with Orange Scuds, Small Carpet Bugs and Ray Charles in Tan and Gray (size 16-18), KF Flasher Midge and Zebra Midges continues to pick up the majority of fish.

Black has been the streamer color.  Small is also the ticket (6-10).  Krystal Buggers, Thinline Leech and Hot Cone Slumpbusters are all good choices.

Water clarity has still been an issue as the lake turnover is still in effect.  Expect this to last until later this month or until we get consecutive freezing nights for a week or so.

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This post was written by Pete Shanafelt

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