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Bighorn River Fishing Report

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

LAST UPDATED

03/03/2018


CURRENT REPORT

 

Water flows are at 4,500 cfs and the water temperature is 39 degrees. The water clarity is perfect and the fishing is fair to good. Throw full sinking lines if you’re a streamer fisherman. A light fly/dark fly combination (yes, a two-fly rig) works well. Fish are eating sowbugs, scuds, Baetis nymph patterns, midge pupa, and aquatic worms. There are some midges around if the wind stays down.

 


WEATHER REPORT

Detailed Forecast


HATCH INFO

Midges.


ONE-WEEK FORECAST

 

Same

 


RIVER FLOWS

4,500 cfs
USGS Current Conditions


WATER TEMPERATURE

39 degrees at 3-Mile.


HOT FLY PATTERNS

NYMPHS

 

#14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 Tung Teaser; #16 Pink Scud; #16 Orange Scud

 

DRY FLIES

 

#20 Sipper Midge, #20 Student

 

STREAMERS

 

#4 Cream Wooley Bugger; #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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