Bighorn River Flyfishing: Water Temps are on the Rise

Bighorn River Flyfishing: Water Temps are on the Rise

June 20, 2010 9:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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Bighorn Lake is officially full and into the flood pool. Inflows are still high, but have peaked and are receding in the reservoirs upstream. So barring any apocalyptic rain event, water flows should stay near 10,000 cfs for the next two or three weeks. We’re supposed to have some actual summer weather in the next few days – temps near 90 degrees.

Steve Hilbers guided the day before yesterday, and fishing was good on the usual stuff – sowbugs and S.J. Worms. Steve tells me he’s fishing two BB’s and one B shot from the boat most of the time. Oftentimes he goes down to one BB shot from the bank since there are a lot of fish near the bank, but he sometimes adds some tungsten putty in the deeper spots. Water temperatures have come up quickly since they recently started to spill some water off of the surface of the lake. We’re nearing 55 degrees now. This is nearly ideal and the trout are fighting hard. Fish 3X in order to be able to put some pressure on these fish. The rainbows are moving off the redds into the deeper water.

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