Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

10/23/2019


Current Report

Water flows are at 3,000 cfs and the water temperature is 60 degrees. Nymph fishing is slow to fair, probably due to the reduced water clarity (lake turnover greenish gray) and aquatic grass. The fish that are being caught are large and tough to land. Fish are being taken on scuds, sowbugs, and San Juan Worms. Nymph patterns like the Orange & Pink Scud (#16,#18), #8 Squirmy Worm (pink, wine, brown), #18 Rainbow Warrior, Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey & tan, sizes #16 & 18), Soft Hackle Sowbug (#16 Pink Beadhead, #18 tan), #18 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18 Tung Teaser (black),  and Flashback Quill nymph are producing. Streamer fishing has been decent on cloudy days. Some big fish are being landed.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Pale Olive Baetis


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

3,000 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

60 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#14,#16 Orange Scud; #18 Rainbow Warrior, #14 Tommy Tutone Scud; #16,#18 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18, #20 BP3, #18 Tung Teaser (black); #20 Sunken Trico Spinner; #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; #8 San Juan Worm (burgundy), Various sowbug patterns

Dry Flies

#22 Student

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