Bighorn River

February 25, 2022

Fishing Conditions

February 25, 2022

The Bighorn is fishing well! Water temps and flows are consistent. The weather has been very mild in this area which has made fishing productive. Most of the river is free of even snow along the banks. It has been worth the drive. Worms, sowbugs, scuds, ray charles, and midges are the name of the game, with midge and baetis hatches when the wind will allow. Get over to the Horn for some respite from early winter!  

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Parachute baetis: 16-18

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: 1 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 Llama's in Olive/white

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