The recent cold snap we had really helped shape the river up. It is beginning to look like the Bighorn we are used to. The river has cleared up and the grass has been a minimal issue. Also, our Brown trout are in the early stages of the spawn, so please be conscious of where you are stepping!
Cloudy days and warmer evenings have brought on fantastic BWO fishing. Often times, the worse the weather (besides the wind), the better the fishing this time of year. Expect to see some noses up from 12-4 on most days. Water temps are still in the low 50’s, so we should have another few weeks of great dry fly fishing. Any variety of CDC Baetis patterns are working well.
The streamer fishing is picking up each week. Overall, it is pretty decent, not fantastic yet. At least we are seeing some larger fish caught. Small leech/bugger type patterns in black, olive or tan continue to produce.
For the nymphing crowd, you can’t beat an Orange scud trailed by a small Ray or Carpet Bug right now. We are finding many fish in the slower runs, although that is changing daily as a lot of these fish are getting ready to spawn.
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