Forresters Fly Bench Fishing Report 5/14/2020

Water flow: 4000 CFS

Visibility: 24 inches

Water condition: Clear and beautiful

Best time of day to fish: 10:00-4:00

Best stretch: Avon to Wolcott. Afterbay to Bighorn and the ramps are OPEN! YEAH!

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, sow bugs

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Around

Nearest airport: Logan International (Billings)

Recommended fly-fishing leader: 7 Foot Leader

Recommended fly-fishing tippet: 3X Tippet

Best fly-fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

The Bighorn river is fishing wonderfully! Expect to fish primarily nymphs right now as the fish aren’t up to eat the midges quite yet. There are also some Baetis but not in in quantities to make a day to target rising fish on them. Fish double sow bug patterns like a Ray Charles (grey or tan) with a 7 foot leader and a small log of tungsten putty. Fishing was fantastic and I expect large fish to be caught this week. Fish off the seam in the softer water. I didn’t notice the Rainbows on their beds yet but it should happen soon, be careful to avoid them if you see them.