Bighorn River Report April 6

Bighorn River Report April 6

April 6, 2021 10:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Bridger Myre with a tank of a Bow’ from this past weekend

Spring is finally here on the Bighorn.  It’s getting busier out there but the fishing has been very solid.  A bit more dry fly activity and great nymph fishing overall.

The Spring BWO’s are lingering around but haven’t really kicked off yet.  I’d say another 10-14 days, but who knows.  We just need water temps to jump a couple more degrees to the mid 40’s during the heat of the day and more bugs to get the fish looking at them.  There is some good Midge fishing going on during the cloudy days and last light of most days.

The nymph fishing has been very good in spots.  Knowing where those fish are stacked up is key this time of year to having good success.  Sowbugs and Midges are the name of the game, with some Baetis nymphs thrown in.  Carpet Bugs, Cotton Candy’s, Eddie Vedders, SH Rays, LBF’s, Green Weenies and Graveyard Midges are about all you need for this time of year.

We still have a bit of availability for lodging and guides this Spring.  If you are thinking about making a reservation, it’s better to do so sooner than later as it’s going to be a bit busier this season…

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This post was written by Pete Shanafelt

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