Bighorn Trout Shop : Fort Smith, Montana

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Bighorn River Fishing Report

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Current Report:
Water flows at 2,800 cfs. Nymph fishing has been good on sowbugs, scuds and midge pupa. Dry fly fishing has been surprisingly productive on windless days. Single midge patterns are working.

Catch of the Week:
One-Week Forecast:
Good nymph fishing. Dry fly fishing on midges.
Two-Week Forecast:
Hatch Info:
Hot Fly Patterns:
Nymphs:#16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug; #14,#16 Orange Scud; #16 Grey Ray Charles; 18 Zebra Midge
Dry Flies

#20, #22 Sipper Midge
#6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4,6 Bighorn Wooley Bugger (brown & yellow)

River Flows:
2,800 cfs.
Water Temperature:
40 degrees at 3-Mile.
  • Fishermen in a drift boat
  • Long view of a boat on the Bighorn River