Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

11/09/2021


Current Report

The river is experiencing typical fall conditions — greenish water with aquatic grass. That being said, fishing is fair to good. Water temps are optimal and the fish are active. We’re catching fish on sowbugs, scuds, caddis pupa, and Baetis nymphs. Fish are rising to Baetis and tan caddis. There are even a few tricos around. Streamer fishing has been fair–good on cloudy days–and should improve as we approach December.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Baetis, Tan Caddis, Tricos


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,000 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

53 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16,#18 Orange Scud; #14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug, #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #16,#18 Carpet Sowbug, #16 Olive Perdigon

Dry Flies

#16 Henryville Caddis; #16 Elk Hair Caddis; #20, #22 Baetis CDC Sparkle Dun

Streamers

#6 Grinch, #6 White Zonker; #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); #6 Mack's Bugger (black & red)