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Bighorn River Fishing Report

Bighorn Trout Shop
Bighorn Trout Shop
Box 7477
Fort Smith, Montana 59035
Phone: (406) 666-2375

Last Updated

12/18/2017


Current Report

Water flows are at 4,000 cfs and the water temperature is 44 degrees. The water clarity is improving. Brown trout are spawning and both nymph and streamer fishing is productive. Fish are eating sowbugs, scuds, Baetis nymph patterns, midge pupa, and aquatic worms. A light fly/dark fly combination (yes, a two-fly rig) works well for streamer fishing.


Weather Report

Detailed Forecast


Hatch Info

Still have a few Baetis hatching in early afternoon.


One-Week Forecast

Same


River Flows

4,000 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


Water Temperature

44 degrees at 3-Mile.


Hot Fly Patterns

Nymphs

#16,#18 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 Tung Teaser; #16 Orange Scud; #16,#18 Olive Flashback Pheasant Tail; #18 Quill Nymph; #18 San Juan Worm (various colors)

 

Dry Flies

#20 Student; #20,#22 Baetis Sparkle Dun

 

Streamers

#4 Cream Wooley Bugger; #8 Black Squirrel Leech; #4 Dirty Hippy (cream); #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Grey Zonker; #4,6 Bighorn Wooley Bugger (brown & yellow)

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