Bighorn River Fishing Update 9/18

BA Guide Ryan Barnhill with a Toad from the lower river

It’s quieting down a bit on the river, traffic wise.  Fishing has still been fairly good, even though they’re still working on repairs on gates at the dam.  Water temps have been up and down, so overall making fishing a bit different each day.

The Tricos are strong most days and there is a good window of fish up in the morning hours taking advantage of them. Psuedos are showing up in the afternoons and getting some big fish up, but they’re picky!

Nymphing with Worms, Frenchies, PT’s, Hare’s Ears, small perdigons and Zebras has been productive.

We’re seeing more color in the water on the upper river and clearing as you head downstream.  The grass is here, but not as bad as past years.

The streamer bite has been pretty good in the faster /shelf type water and should continue to be strong through October.  Pete’s Buggers, Lil’ Kims, Sparkle Minnows, Thin Mints and big Leeches have been the goods.