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Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

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Current Report

Fishing has been fair to good. Water temperature is cold, so some days the fish are on, and other days not so much. Water clarity is excellent and the flows are optimal. Fish are eating sowbugs and midge pupa. Fish the slow to medium current runs. There have been a few fish up on Baetis and midges on the days the wind isn’t blowing. Streamer fishing has been decent, but fish patterns deep and slow.

Weather Report

Detailed Forecast

Hatch Info

A few midges and Baetis

One-Week Forecast


River Flows

3,000 cfs
USGS Current Conditions

Water Temperature

41 degrees

Hot Fly Patterns


#16 Two-Tone Scud; #16 Orange Scud; #14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug; #14, #16 Ray Charles (grey or tan);

Dry Flies

#20 Sipper Midge; #20 Parachute Adams; #20 CDC Baetis Dun (fish will eat it for a Baetis or a midge)


#4 Dirty Hippie (cream), #4, #6 Rusty Trombone; #6 Grinch; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger; #6 White Zonker