Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

10/11/2020


Current Report

River flows are at 2,400 cfs. Nymph fishing is slow. We’re experiencing a lake turnover event that has affected water clarity, plus aquatic grass is an issue. We’re not catching large numbers of fish but fish size is impressive! Top nymph patterns include #8, #10 San Juan Worm (wine, red or brown), #14, #16 Jelly Bean Sowbug, #16, #18 Carpet Sowbug, #14,#16 Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey or tan), #14,#16 Soft Hackle Sowbug, and #16, #18 Flashback Quill. Top dry fly patterns include the #22 CDC Baetis and #20 Trico Spinner. Seeing small clouds of Tricos in the morning but still not many fish up on them. On cloudy days we’ve seen good hatches of Pale Olive Baetis (formerly Pseudos).  Streamer fishing has been fair if you have some cloud cover.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Tricos, Pale Olive Baetis


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,400 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

61 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16 Tan Caddis Pupa; #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

Dry Flies

#22 Baetis CDC Sparkle Dun (light olive); #8 Moorish Hopper; #10 Shroeder's Hopper

Streamers

Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Dirty Hippie, #4 Bighorn Bugger (brown & yellow); #10 Squirrel Leech (black)