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Bighorn River Fishing Report October 5, 2021

The past few years, this is generally the time of year where we experience lake turnover and excessive amounts of grass.  Thanks to the cold water temps and low flows this Summer, the river is in the best shape we have seen in years!  Sure, there’s a bit of grass around on the lower river, but not enough to hinder your fish catching abilities.  The crowds of anglers are starting to thin out as we move more in to October as well.  Plenty of healthy fish eating well out here right now!

We’re still seeing decent numbers of Tan Caddis, Black Caddis, Psuedos and even a few PMD’s.  Water temps are prime right now and you can expect to find some fish looking up throughout most of the day.  This is the deal on the whole river down to Bighorn Access right now!

Nymphing has been excellent most days.  They’re starting to eat better in the morning hours as well.  Still the Frenchie, PT, jig mayfly type of stuff for pattern selection.  Orange scuds and Sowbugs arent’ a bad thing to have in your arsenal.

The streamer fishing has been pretty dang good and should only continue to get better!  You can still run the shallow insides and shelves with a floating line and dredge the nymph troughs with a lighter tip.  It should be an awesome Fall for swinging as well (with a spey rod…)