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Fishing Report

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Last Updated

07/19/2024


Current Report

The nymph fishing has been fair to good. Boat fisherman are doing quite well, although drifting algae is still an issue as you get below 3-Mile Access. Current flow has dropped to 2,500 cfs. We’re catching fish on a variety of nymph patterns, PMD and sowbug imitations being the best. The dry fly fishing is good if you are patient and have some skills. We haven’t seen many sizeable pods of rising fish, but the PMD hatch is providing good dry fly fishing throughout the river. There are fish eating PMD spinners, Pale Olive Baetis and Tricos in the morning, and we’re finding fish up on black caddis in the afternoon and evening. Fish are eating hoppers midday. Streamer fishing has been improving as the water temp slowly rises.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

PMDs, Black Caddis (afternoon/evening --down river), a few tricos in the morning


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

2,500 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

54 degrees


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16 Crack Back PMD; #18 Black Perdigon; #16 BTS PMD Nymph; #16, #18 Frenchie (gold bead, orange color); #16 Two-Tone Scud; #16 Orange Scud; #14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug; #14, #16 Ray Charles (grey or tan);

Dry Flies

#16,#18 CDC PMD Dun; #16 PMD Bunny Dun; #16 Rusty Spinner; #20 Trico Spinner; #20 Parachute Adams; #19 CDC Black Caddis; #8, #10 Morrish Hopper; #20 Smoke Jumper

Streamers

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