First of October Bighorn Fishing Update

First of October Bighorn Fishing Update

October 8, 2018 4:05 pm Published by 1 Comment


Well guys, things are kind of the same as last week.  The only difference is the water was starting to gain some clarity, but somehow has become more green.  The grass is still an issue and probably will be for at least another 2 weeks.  Sorry we don’t have any more positive things to say about the Bighorn right now!

The good news is there are some fish eating consistently, but in very select spots.  The key right now is keeping your flies clean and grass free.  Even though the water clarity is not perfect, these fish can still see very well and don’t like eating flies with grass on them.  A little extra effort right now goes a long way, and if you are with one of our guides, they will really appreciate it as they are working their asses off right now to ensure maximum fish catching for everyone. 

Our best bugs this past week included:  Orange Scuds, Tan Eddie Vedder (16-18), SH Ray Charles (tan), Carpet Bug (tan 16-18), Squirmy worm in purple and red, Pseudo Quill, Cream LBF. 

Fish are looking up with consistency on the cloudy afternoons for Pseudos and BWOs.  The upper 3 has been the best place to be for this game.  Small CDC dun and emerger patterns and light tippet (5 or 6X) are necessary right now.

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1 Comment

  • Ryan Machado says:

    I just want to thank you guys for not only putting out a regular report…but for doing it in a honest and transparent way. Many fly shops seem to put a “roses and sunshine” report out when that isn’t what’s really happening. I get that they need to make a living, and they need clients to come to the shop to do it…but being deceptive is not the answer. For this reason among many others, I always tell fellow anglers to come visit you guys for any and everything they need for angling and fishing the Horn specifically.

    Hopefully bureau of Rec eventually pulls their head out of their tail pipe and starts managing this river the right way. Horseshoe bend could always extend their boat ramps, but instead they choose to whine and cry. The economic impact of Horseshoe vs. The Horn are not even comparable. Keep your chins up boys!!!

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