Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

09/20/2020


Current Report

River flows are at 2,400 cfs and the water temperatures are in the low 60s. Nymph fishing is slow. Aquatic grass is an issue so you’ll have to fish the fast-water chutes. We’re not catching large numbers of fish but fish size is impressive! Top nymph patterns include #14, #16 Jelly Bean Sowbug, #16, #18 Carpet Sowbug, #14,#16 Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey or tan), #14,#16 Soft Hackle Sowbug (works as a tan caddis pupa as well), #8 SJ Worm (wine or red), and #16 Flashback Quill. Top dry fly patterns include the #16 Henryville Special (evening), and #22 CDC Baetis. Starting to see small clouds of Tricos in the morning but very few fish up on them. On cloudy days we’ve seen good hatches of Pale Olive Baetis (formerly Pseudos).  Streamer fishing has been fair if you have some cloud cover.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Pale Olive Baetis.


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,400 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

63 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16 Tan Caddis Pupa; #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

#22 Baetis CDC Sparkle Dun (light olive); #8 Moorish Hopper; #10 Shroeder's Hopper

Streamers

Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Dirty Hippie, #4 Bighorn Bugger (brown & yellow); #10 Squirrel Leech (black)