Bighorn River

May 18, 2019

Fishing Conditions

May 18, 2019

 The fishing is mainly sub-surface nymphing. Dry fly fishing has had slow start this year. Sows and scuds are as always a "go to" choice. Small baetis and midge nymphs have consistantly been taking fish. If the days conditions are right you can find some action on their dry fly versions. Water temps out of the dam are cold and the flow hasn't changed in weeks.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Comparadun BWO: 18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-20-22, Purple Haze: 18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes) Hot Bead Ray Charles Tan & Pink: 16-18 Spring Creek Scuds Pink & Orange: 16-18 Wilcox's Green Machine PT & Chart: 16-18 Black PT: 16-18 Batwing Emerger BWO: 16-18 Hunchback Crystal Pearl: 16-18 Copper Bead Mayfly: 16-18 Curtis Thunder Creek UV Emerger Rust: 16-18 Tailwater Tiny Rust: 16-18

Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, Silvey's Sculpin, Natural, White, Black: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Black, White: 2 Flash Fry Minnow White/Gray:4 Bennet's Lunch Money Shad: 2 Galloups Flat Liner Gray/White: 2 Baby Gonga Tan/Yellow: 6


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