Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

07/20/2019


Current Report

Water flows are at 9,000 cfs and the water temperature is 59 degrees. Nymph fishing has been fair to good depending on the day. There is dry fly fishing to be found in certain riffles and back eddies. Fish have been eating PMD duns, Yellow Sallies midday, and black caddis in the late afternoon and evening. Fish are also feeding on PMD nymphs, sowbugs, scuds, caddis pupa, and Baetis nymphs. The San Juan Worm is working also. Nymph patterns like BTS PMD nymph, Orange & Pink Scud, Tommy Tutone Scud, Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey & tan), Soft Hackle Sowbug (#16 Pink Beadhead, #18 tan), #18 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18 Tung Teaser (black),  and Flashback Quill nymph are producing, among a variety of other caddis pupa patterns. Streamer fishing has been slow overall, but worth doing when there is cloud cover.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies, Black Caddis, Pale Olive Baetis


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

9,000 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

59 degrees at 3-Mile.


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16, #18 BTS PMD nymph (other PMD nymph patterns as well), #14,#16 Orange Scud; #12, #12, 14 Tommy Tutone Scud; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 BP3, #18 Tung Teaser (black); #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; #8 San Juan Worm (burgundy), Various sowbug patterns

Dry Flies

#18 PMD Parachute, #16 PMD CDC Compara Dun, #18 PMD Student, #16 Yellow Sally, #22 CDC Baetis, #20 Student, #18 CDC Black Caddis, #8 SJ Worm (burgundy, two-tone)

Streamers

#8 White Minky, #10 Black Leech, #4 Grey Zonker; #6 Sparkle Minnow; #4,#6 Bighorn Wooley Bugger (brown & yellow); #4 Dirty Hippy (olive); #4 Dirty Hippy (cream); #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #8 Purple Zonker