Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

02/06/2019


Current Report

Water clarity is good. Nymph fishing has been steady on patterns like orange scud, Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey & tan), midge pupa (dark shades), and Quill Nymphs. There is some dry fly fishing on low-wind days. Midge patterns like the Smoke Jumper and Sipper Midge are producing. Afternoons and evenings are best.  The upper 3 miles has the most bugs and rising fish. Streamer fishing is fair. Full-sinking lines are effective in the deeper holes.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Midges


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,900 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

39 degrees at 3-Mile.


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#14,#16 Orange Scud; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 Tung Teaser (black); #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; #8 Two-Tone San Juan Worm; #8, #10 Burgundy Worm

Dry Flies

#20 Smoke Jumper; #20 Sipper Midge; #18 Griffith's Gnat

Streamers

#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);