Bighorn River

January 8, 2020

Fishing Conditions

January 8, 2020

The Bighorn has been fishing well as of late. Your bighorn standards have been producing the most fish. Scuds, Sow bugs, Worms, and Midges are the name of the game. Eggs are also an ok option. The browns here spawn late so keep an eye out for fish on redds. Streamer fishing has been getting a little better as well. The weeds are minimal and the fish are getting a little more active during the warm days. Blacks, olives, and whites have been good. The good old double bugger rig is a good option over here right now. The dry fly bite has been minimal out this way. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| 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 Llama's in Olive/white


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