Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

08/06/2022


Current Report

Water flows are at 2,600 cfs (relatively low). Nymph fishing has been fair to good on caddis pupa, PMD nymph, Baetis nymph, and scud patterns. Water temperatures are ideal and we’re now seeing fish in the shallow riffles. The dry fly fishing has been ramping up. We’ve been seeing some PMD duns, black caddis and Baetis mayflies (Pale Olives … duns and spinners) in the afternoon. Not a ton of fish up on them, but we’re finding small pods here and there. Still taking some nice fish on hoppers (and hopper dropper)–primarily on the upper 3 miles– but don’t expect numbers. We’re catching smaller fish (10″ to 12″) along with larger fish (17″ to 22″).


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,600 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

56 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16 Poodle Sniffer (caddis pupa); #14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug, #16,#18 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #16,#18 Carpet Sowbug, #16 Orange Scud; #18 Red Midge Larva; #16, #18 Flashback Quill Nymph

Dry Flies

#16 PMD Parachute; #18 CDC Black Caddis; #18 Hemingway Caddis; #22 Baetis CDC Sparkle Dun; #22 Student; #16 Henryville Special; #8 Moorish Hopper; #8 Schroeder's Hopper

Streamers

#6 Grinch, #6 Black Leech; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Dirty Hippie (cream), #10 Squirrel Leech (black)