Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

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Current Report

Water clarity is still not clear, although improving a little from last week. Nymph fishing is poor. The most productive nymphs include Orange scuds, Two-tone San Juan Worms, Tan Ray Charles Sowbugs, Quill Nymphs, and other Baetis nymph patterns. Streamers are producing somewhat, fairly well if you have some cloud cover. Aquatic grass is an issue but conditions are not bad in this regard. Pseudo (Pale Olive Baetis) mayflies provide decent dry fly action on cloudy days. The upper 3 miles has the most bugs and rising fish.

Weather Report

Detailed Forecast

Hatch Info

Pseudos (Pale Olive Baetis) on cloudy days.

One-Week Forecast


River Flows

2,700 cfs
USGS Current Conditions

Water Temperature

56 degrees at 3-Mile.

Hot Fly Patterns


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

Dry Flies

#20 Pseudo CDC Dun; #20 Parachute Adams; #22 Psuedo Spinner


#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);