Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

08/14/2020


Current Report

River flows are at 2,500 cfs and water temps are perfect. Nymph fishing has been fair to good on PMD nymphs, caddis pupa and sowbugs.  Nymph patterns like the #16, #18 Poodle Sniffer, #16 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail, #16 Jelly Bean Sowbug, #16 BTS PMD Nymph, #16 PMD Wonder Nymph, #16, #18 Carpet Sowbug, #14,#16 Ray Charles Sowbugs (grey or tan), #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug (they’ll eat this for PMD emerger as well), #18 Tung Teaser (black),  and #16 Flashback Quill. Top dry fly patterns include the #16 PMD Parachute (both light yellow or orange/yellow), #16 PMD CDC Sparkle Dun, #16 Snowshoe PMD Dun, and #18 CDC Black Caddis. The PMD hatch is waning and the black caddis hatch is coming on.  A few fish are being taken on hoppers, and on hopper/dropper setups. Streamer fishing has been good if you have some cloud cover.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Black Caddis. PMDs. Hoppers.


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,500 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

59 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16 Carpet Sowbug; #16 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail #18 Poodle Sniffer; #14,#16 Jelly Bean Sowbug; #16 Downey PMD Wonder Nymph, #16,#18 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 BP3, #18 Tung Teaser (black); #18 Flashback Quill Nymph; Various sowbug patterns

Dry Flies

#18 CDC Black Caddis; #18 Hemingway Caddis; 16 PMD Parachute; #16 PMD Sparkle Dun; #10 Moorish Hopper; #10 Shroeder's Hopper

Streamers

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