Mid-February Fishing Update

Mid-February Fishing Update

February 18, 2016 4:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It looks like it may be an early Spring on the Bighorn.  Daytime temps in the 60’s make for some great late winter fishing conditions.  Wind has been a bit of an issue, but some days it is not.  Pay attention to your weather stations before coming down and you’ll be fine.

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I think they call this ‘Inclement weather’

Subsurface fishing has been excellent this past week.  Running a Firebead Ray Charles (tan, grey 16,18) and trailing a Glass Bead Zebra, Cream Midge larva or another smaller Ray is about all you need to stick fish all day long.  3-B seems to be a bit more consistent as water temps are just a degree or 2 warmer from there down.  Know your spots, the fish are in about 1/4 of the spots right now.  A lot of fish in faster, shelf type water too.

Yesterday was about as perfect of dry fly weather day as one could have.  100% overcast, 59 degrees and not a breath of wind.  There were a few Baetis and a handful of Midges, but not as many fish showed up for the party as we would have thought.  Give it a couple weeks and it should be a lot more consistent.

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This is great time of year to swing for some awesome fish!

Streamers have been producing a lot of fish some days, and fairly marginal other days.  There are some big fish showing up, which is promising for the upcoming season.  The rainbows are looking great and a big ol’ brown showed up this past week.  Small and black has been the ticket for us, but other people are fishing big articulated stuff and bright colors, so go figure..

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