Bighorn River

February 12, 2020

Fishing Conditions

February 12, 2020

 The coming weekend and most of next week will have very favorable weather. Temps are going to be mild which may produce some good hatch of midges. The flow right now is bigger than it typically is this time of year. You may be able to find a few more fish in some of the side channels. With a bottom fed dam the river is usually very ice free compaired to other rivers. 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. 

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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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