Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

01/17/2020


Current Report

Water flows are at 3,200 cfs and the water temperature is  48 degrees. Water clarity is good and the nymph fishing has been productive. We’re running into fish in the 12″ range, plus 18″ plus rainbows and browns. Fish are being taken on scuds, sowbugs and midge pupa. Nymph patterns like the Orange & Pink Scud (#16,#18), #16  Tommy Tutone Scud, Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey & tan, sizes #16 & 18), Soft Hackle Sowbug, #18 Tung Teaser (black),  #18 Zebra Midge, and #18 Flashback Quill nymph are producing. A few rising fish on midges. Streamer fishing has been decent.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Midges


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

3,200 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

48 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#14,#16 Orange Scud; #14 Tommy Tutone Scud; #16,#18 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 BP3, #18 Tung Teaser (black); #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; Various sowbug patterns

Dry Flies

#20 Sipper Midge

Streamers

#4,#6 Bighorn Wooley Bugger (brown & yellow); #4 Dirty Hippy (cream); #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #8 Purple Zonker