Bighorn River

November 5, 2019

Fishing Conditions

November 5, 2019

 The fishing is being dictated by the conditions. The Lake flipped adding color and the weeds are flowing down the river. Both of these things have the tailwater bugs sturred up and the fish most interested in them. Make sure you have a good supply of scuds, sowbugs and worms. If you can avoid the weeds there are nice fish feeding. This week of nice weather may bring on a few more days of BWO soft hackle action. The Browns here spawn late so you won't be needing to worry about disturbing them on redds. When the weeds are flowing it can be frustrating to streamer fish but if you can avoid them it can be worth the casts.


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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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