Bighorn River Fishing Report
Water flows are at 2,600 cfs. Fishing has been poor to fair. We’re catching fish on San Juan Worms, Squirmy Worms, plus scud and sowbug patterns. There is not a lot going on regarding insect hatches: We’re seeing a few trico spinners in the morning and Pseudos (pale olive Baetis) throughout the day, but not many fish feeding on the surface. Aquatic grass has choked out many of the fishing holes, so you’ll have to target the fast water sections. Some decent streamer action if you can cover the water efficiently.
Baetis (Pale Olives), a few trico spinners
USGS Current Conditions
Hot Fly Patterns
#16 Two-Tone Scud; #16 Orange Scud; #14, #16 Soft Hackle Sowbug,; #14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #16,#18 Carpet Sowbug, #16, #18 Flashback Quill Nymph
#22 Baetis CDC Sparkle Dun; #22 Student; #16 Henryville Special; #20 Trico Spinner
#6 Grinch, #6 Black Leech; #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Dirty Hippie (cream), #10 Squirrel Leech (black)