Bighorn River

Tip of the week 

Dry fly fishing what is left is best done from down stream from the fish, presenting the fly as a dead drift. Nymph fishing below indicators with 9?-4X leaders (Orvis Superstrong # KM0714-61) 1-B split shot seems to be the right weight. Orvis' Heliios Rod with it's strong backbone, is really handling these bigger fish very well. I prefer the Helios 6 weight. (ZG Helios 906-4 Tip 9.5)

Seven-day forecast 

River at 8,000cfs but the fishing is good. Chance of rain and snow all next week with Day time temps in the upper 50' to low 70's nights upper30"s.

More important is the snow pack in the 3 basins that feed the Bighorn Lake. Wind Rver Basin191%, Shoshone Basin 166% and Bighorn Basin 139%. Inflows to Bighorn Lake is 5,508cfs and releases from afterbay dam 8,000cfs.
Lots of Water but is already starting some run-off From 4,000cfs to 8,000cfs in just over 1 Week.

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