Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

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Current Report

Water flows are at 14,000 cfs and the water temperature is 59 degrees. Because of the high water, wade fishing spots are few and far between, but the boat fishing is good. Fish are eating sowbugs, scuds, aquatic worms, Baetis nymphs, and midge pupa. There are still some emerald shiners making their way into the river through the overflow spillway, and the trout are looking for them. Fish light-colored streamers for some exciting action, especially on the upper 3 miles of river. Starting to see some black caddis, but no fish up on them.

Weather Report

Detailed Forecast

Hatch Info

A few black caddis.

One-Week Forecast


River Flows

14,000 cfs
USGS Current Conditions

Water Temperature

59 degrees at 3-Mile.

Hot Fly Patterns


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

Dry Flies

#18 CDC Black Caddis


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