Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

07/10/2020


Current Report

River flows are at 3,500 cfs and will continue to come down. Fishing has turned on during the last week. Nymph fishing has been good on sowbugs, midge pupa, and Baetis nymphs. We have been catching some big fish. Nymph patterns like the #18 RS-2, #18 Skinny Bill, #18 Tung Teaser (black),  #18 BP-3, #16 Downey PMD Wonder Nymph, #18 Flashback Quill, Orange & Pink Scud (#16,#18), #16 Natural Sow Bug, Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey & tan, sizes #16 & 18) and Soft Hackle Sowbug are producing. A few fish are being taken on hoppers, and on hopper/dropper setups. Streamer fishing has been slow, but this should improve as the water temperature creeps up.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

A few Baetis. Hoppers.


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

3,500 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

50 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16 Natural Sowbug; #16,#18 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 BP3, #18 Tung Teaser (black); #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; Various sowbug patterns

Dry Flies

#10 Moorish Hopper

Streamers

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