Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

01/20/2021


Current 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.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

a few midges


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,100 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

40 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#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

Dry Flies

Streamers

#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)