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Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

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Current Report

Fishing has been slow to fair. Water flows are at 3.250 cfs, although it looks higher due to displacement from aquatic grass. Clarity is less than ideal (greenish tint to the water) but doesn’t seem to be a significant limiting factor.The trico spinner fall is hanging in there. Not a ton of insects, but enough to bring some fish up in the morning. A few Baetis and caddis around as well, but very few rising fish in the afternoon. We’re catching fish throughout the day on Frenchies, squirmy worms, sowbug patterns and scuds. Streamer fishing can be productive if you work hard and cover plenty of water. A variety of streamer patterns can work, but small, dark flies have been especially good.

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Hatch Info

Tricos in the morning. Pseudos (Pale Olive Baetis) and a few caddis in the afternoon.

One-Week Forecast


River Flows

3,250 cfs
USGS Current Conditions

Water Temperature

58 degrees

Hot Fly Patterns


#16, #18 Frenchie (orange collar); ; #14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug; #16 Orange Scud; #14, #8 Squirmy Worm (burgundy or red); #14 Ray Charles (grey or tan); #18 Tung Teaser

Dry Flies

#20 Trico Spinner; #22 Psedo Dun/Spinner; #16 Henryville Special


#8 Soccer Mom; #10 Black Leech; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #6 Olive Zonker; #4 Dirty Hippie (cream), #6 Grinch