Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

07/08/2020


Current Report

River flows are at 3,500 cfs. Nymph fishing has been fair to good on scuds, sowbugs, midge pupa, and Baetis nymphs. We have been catching some big fish, but not large numbers.  Nymph patterns like the #18 Root Beer Midge, #18 RS-2, #18 Skinny Bill, #18 Tung Teaser (black),  #18 BP-3, #18 Zebra Midge, and #18 Flashback Quill, Orange & Pink Scud (#16,#18), #16 Natural Sow Bug, Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey & tan, sizes #16 & 18) and Soft Hackle Sowbug are producing. A few fish are being taken on hoppers, and on hopper/dropper setups. Streamer fishing has been slow, but a few fish are being taken when the light is low.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

A few Baetis


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

3,50 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

49 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

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

Dry Flies

#10 Moorish Hopper

Streamers

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