It looks like we’re entering that time of the year where the river conditions aren’t optimal, but the fish are handling it pretty well! Bighorn Lake has turned and we’re seeing the infamous green water throughout most of the upper river. Once you’re down below about the Bighorn Club, clarity has been noticeably better. There is some grass for sure. I can tell you it is nothing like we’ve seen in past years and hopefully will be out of here a lot quicker. We’re thinking another couple of weeks, weather dependent…
Here’s the good news – Fishing has been pretty consistent through all of this turbulence. Nymphing with Worms, Orange Scuds, Perdigons, Frenchies and other Pheasant tail type patterns have kept us hooked up.
Streamer fishing has been productive, especially on the cloudy days. We’re liking Thin Mints, Grinches, Pete’s Buggers, JR’s minnows and JJ Specials this time of year.
Psuedos, BWO’s and a few Caddis still have some fish looking up, so don’t rule out the dry fly game!
It appears the crowds of anglers has cut down significantly. Stay tuned for some Winter Special rates on guide trips and lodging!