Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

11/08/2017


Current Report

Water flows are at 4,500 cfs and the water temperature is 53 degrees. The water clarity is still off, but it is improving every day. Both nymph and streamer fishing is good. The aquatic grass is not a problem anymore. Fish are eating sowbugs, scuds, Baetis nymph patterns, midge pupa, and aquatic worms. The dry fly fishing has been outstanding, especially in the afternoon. Pods of fish are eating Baetis duns. Little fishing pressure.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Lots of Baetis. Pods of fish rising.


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

4,500 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

53 degrees at 3-Mile.


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16,#18 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 Tung Teaser; #16 Orange Scud; #18, #20 Drowned Trico; #16,#18 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail; #18 Tung Teaser: #18 Quill Nymph; #18 San Juan Worm (various colors)

Dry Flies

#20 Student; #20,#22 Baetis Sparkle Dun

Streamers

#8 Black Squirrel Leech; #4 Dirty Hippy (brown); #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Grey Zonker; #4,6 Bighorn Wooley Bugger (brown & yellow)