BIGHORN RIVER/WIND RIVER/THERMOPOLIS AREA FISHING REPORT

January 23, 2018 2:50 pm

The Bighorn has been fishing well using smaller nymphs, sowbugs and aquatic worms. Dry fly action has been slow due to cold day time temps in Thermopolis and at Boysen Dam. 

The water temps on the Bighorn are much cooler than the lower Shoshone, but the action is consistent using small dries, nymphs, or streamers. 
There are some heads sipping midge emergers and adults, as well as a pretty decent BWO hatch around 1 pm. 

Flies: Big articulated streamers, Buggers (All sizes and colors), JJ Specials, Crayfish patterns, San Juan worms, Sow Bugs, Scuds, PT’s, Midge Pupa,  Midge adults, BWO’s adults and emergers.

Flows: 920 cfs 

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