Fishing Report - Bighorn Trout Shop

Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated


Current Report

Water flows are at 2,750 cfs. Fishing has been good on nymphs. We’re catching fish on scuds, sowbugs, and midge pupa. The best fishing has been midday and early afternoon. We’ve seen a few fish (mostly small) up on midges. Streamer fishing has been productive. Sink tip or full-sinking lines are recommended. A variety of streamer patterns will work — white has been producing on the brighter days. Smaller, darker patterns are often the best overall. The big, articulated stuff can work well, but mostly on cloudy days. One of our customers who was swinging streamers (Trout Spey rod) did well with an olive and black, soft hackle streamer.

Weather Report

Detailed Forecast

Hatch Info


One-Week Forecast


River Flows

2,750 cfs
USGS Current Conditions

Water Temperature

39 degrees

Hot Fly Patterns


#14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug; #18 Red Midge Larva; #16 Orange Scud; #16 Jelly Bean Sowbug; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #14,#16 Two-Tone Scud; #18 Tung Teaser (black); #16, #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; #18 BP-3

Dry Flies

#20 Sipper Midge; #20 Griffith's Gnat


#6 Grinch, #12 Mayer's Mini Leech Jig (olive); #10 Black Leech; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #6 Olive Zonker; #4 Dirty Hippie (cream), #4 Meat Whistle (brown)