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Big Horn River Reports

Sunday, March 30th

Posted by Charlie on Mar 30, 2014 | Big Horn River Nymphing has been great in slower water and back channels. Midges are still making up the bulk of the diet, but sowbugs and scuds have also been effective. There have been enough midges hatching to make for decent dry fly fishing at times. Streamer fishing has also been improving. Flows have come up to 6000cfs since they are releasing extra water from the dam to
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Friday, December 27th

Posted by Charlie on Dec 27, 2013 | Big Horn River Nice weather has been making for good fishing over on the Bighorn now. Midges have been coming off in good numbers and fish have been on the clusters pretty good at times. There are still a few baetis around too with the warmer water coming out of the lake. Nymphing has been consistent with firebead patterns along with midges in a variety of colors. Fish
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Monday, December 16th

Posted by Charlie on Dec 16, 2013 | Big Horn River Fishing has been good on the Bighorn now that the weather isn't too harsh. Not much for dry fly fishing, but midge clusters have been taking some fish. Nymphing with firebead sowbugs and midges has been reliable. Fish are now holding in the slower, deeper runs and tailouts.
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Tuesday, December 10th

Posted by Charlie on Dec 10, 2013 | Big Horn River Fishing was great before the cold with good baetis hatches coming off. We haven't heard anything since then, but winter is usually consistent over on the Horn. Midge hatches will pick up as baetis die off. Nymphing with smaller midge and mayfly patterns, sowbugs, scuds and worms is usually good.
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Wednesday, November 13th

Posted by Charlie on Nov 13, 2013 | Big Horn River Crowds are gone and fishing has been great. Baetis are the main hatch now with some trico and black caddis hatches still around. Baetis and midges will be most predominant with some nasty winter weather expected soon. Streamer fishing has been solid with the brown trout spawn coming later on the Bighorn than most rivers in Montana. Nymphing has been very reliable with  midges,
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Monday, November 4th

Posted by Charlie on Nov 4, 2013 | Big Horn River Fishing is good and pressure isn't bad now. Baetis are coming off thick and dry fly fishing has been good when there are some clouds or morning fog. Streamer fishing keeps getting better with brown trout getting aggressive as they prepare to spawn. Nymphing has been killing it with worms, sowbugs and baetis nymphs.
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Wednesday, October 23rd

Posted by Nick Moses on Oct 23, 2013 | Big Horn River Fishing has been good as usual over on the Big Horn. The river has some color to it from the lake turning over, but not enough to mess with the catching. Black caddis and baetis are producing the bulk of the dry fly action now. Nymphing has been very good with baetis, midge and sowbug patterns. Streamer fishing is improving with the browns getting ready
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Sunday, September 29th

Posted by Nick Moses on Sep 29, 2013 | Big Horn River The Big Horn has been fishing well. Overcast conditions have produced great dry fly opportunities for pseudos. Nymphing also been good with worms, sowbugs and scuds, baeits nymphs, midges and caddis pupas. The streamer bite has also picked up and will continue to improve as the browns get ready to do the nasty.
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Saturday, August 31st

Posted by Wesley White on Aug 31, 2013 | Big Horn River The water temps have stayed low all season causing the hatches to be less than predictable. Black caddis are still in fishable numbers all over the river and mahogany duns have been a heavy hit fly lately. Spinners in 14 and 16 have been getting consistent results. Pale morning duns are still out and about so there is no harm in throwing rusty spinners to feeding fish.
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Saturday, August 24th

Posted by Wesley White on Aug 24, 2013 | Big Horn River Black Caddis! Want to know what they are eating on the BigHorn? That's it. By the sounds of it the majority of the fishing has been with black caddis dries and nymphs. Pale morning duns are still popping in isolated patches but when they are present, fish are eating them. Nymphing is generally the most productive means of fishing the Bighorn but terrestrials like
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