Bighorn River Fishing Report
The nymph fishing has been good. Aquatic grass has cleared out nicely and clarity is great. Fish San Juan Worms, scuds, sowbugs and midge pupa. Streamer fishing continues to produce some big fish. Sink-tip or sinking lines are best. We’re catching a mixture of smaller fish (10″ – 14″) with the occasional trophy. A variety of streamer patterns are working, with darker patterns being the best.
a few midges
USGS Current Conditions
Hot Fly Patterns
#14, #16 Orange Scud; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #16,#18 Carpet Sowbug; #8,#10 SJ Worm (wine or red), #16,#18 Flashback Quill Nymph; Various sowbug patterns
#6 Black Leech; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Home Invader; #4 Dirty Hippie, #4 Bighorn Bugger (brown & yellow); #10 Squirrel Leech (black)