Winter has made its mark and the entire state has seen great amounts of precipitation, helping to boost snow packs for a great 2016 season. The Bighorn Angler is open just about every morning this time of year as anglers continue to take advantage of the great fishing. We are offering big time discounts on lodging this time of year, as options remain very limited here at the end of the road. Give us a call and we’ll set you up!
There are quite a few Browns doing their spawning thing, and a lot of people out there after them. I know it’s great to brag about how many fish you caught on the Bighorn this time of year, but we strongly discourage picking on these spawning fish. There are plenty of other fish to mess with, as this is the Bighorn and the Bighorn is a fish factory. We can’t tell you what color of your wife’s fingernail polish to paint your beads, as we do not encourage that kind of behavior, but those fishing small 2 Tone San Juan Worms, Orange scuds, Zebra Midges (black 18-20) and Red Midge Larva are catching all the fish they need. The fish are just starting to slide into the slower parts of runs, but there are still quite a few in faster paced water (not spawning beds).
Streamer fishing is great and the constant question in the shop is “What streamer should I fish?” Well, the answer is any one you want. Our fish are eating a variety of bugs and nothing in particular seems to be working better than the other. However, our top pick of the Fall and recent winter season include Lil’ Kim (copper or gold 4), Sparkle Minnow (sculpin, smoke 6), JR’s Conehead ( Tan, olive 4), Screamers (white, yellow). Time to start dredging the troughs with the tips!
Show season is also coming up, so if you’re in the area come by and say hello:
Denver – January 8,9,10
Somerset, NJ – January 29, 30, 31
Pleasanton, CA – February 26, 27, 28
And last but not least, Happy New Year to all!!
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