Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

01/30/2023


Current Report

Water flows are at 2,500 cfs and water clarity is great. Fishing has been good on nymphs. We’re catching fish on scuds, sowbugs, and midge pupa. The best fishing has been midday and early afternoon. We’ve seen a few Baetis and midges around with a few smaller fish up on them. Streamer fishing has been productive. Sink tip or full-sinking lines are recommended. A variety of streamer patterns will work — white has been producing on the brighter days. Smaller, darker patterns are often the best overall. The big, articulated stuff can work well, but mostly on cloudy days.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

midges


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,500 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

40 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug; #18 Red Midge Larva; #16 Orange Scud; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #14,#16 Two-Tone Scud; #18 Tung Teaser (black); #16, #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; #18 BP-3

Dry Flies

#20 Sipper Midge; #20 Griffith's Gnat

Streamers

#6 Grinch, #12 Mayer's Mini Leech Jig (olive); #10 Black Leech; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #6 Olive Zonker; #4 Dirty Hippie (cream), #4 Meat Whistle (brown)