Flows have been stable this week and as of Monday were at 8989.7 cfs. The water temp has warmed slightly and is at 60.4 degrees. The reservoir is 6.0 feet from full pool. Water turbidity is fair with 1-2 feet of clarity, but still quite fishable. Finally some good news on dry fly fishing, we are seeing some significant black caddis hatches occurring on the river. Best patterns though have been black ant imitations. Try Mr Bill’s Black Flying Ant or a Black Hi-Vis Parachute ant in sizes 12-14. Nymphing has been fair but streamer fishing remains solid. Patterns have changed slightly even though most are still crustacean patterns. Bighorn Scuds in either orange or pink (12-16) trailed with a beadhead Midge Larvae in red or black (16-18) have been producing best. Streamer fishing has remained good as emerald shiner minnows are still being washed over the spillway into the river. White Zonkers with pearl or silver bodies and either white or ghost Cousin It’s are the top patterns.
- Bighorn river conditions and fishing report as of April 16, 2018
- Bighorn River Conditions and Fishing report as of April 6, 2018. Bighorn Fly and Tackle Shop
- Bighorn River conditions and Fishing report for March 29th, 2018
- Bighorn River conditions as of 8/12,2017
- Bighorn River Conditions as of July 24, 2017