Bighorn River — Currently we are facing some of the toughest fishing conditions we have seen yet this year. The Yellowtail reservoir has turned over 4-6 weeks ahead of schedule. Typically we see these river conditions in mid to late October when more guys are thinking about hunting instead of fishing. None the less flows have remained stable again this week and were at 3,008 cfs as of Monday. Flows should remain at this level for awhile. Water clarity has not improved and has gotten worse. It is presently at 1-2 feet as there is quite a lot of algae growth in the reservoir. The water temperature has remained in the mid-60s even though the reservoir is cooling off. Fishing was slow last week with the fluctuations of weather patterns and this week looks much the same. The trico hatch has ebbed and flowed this last week, mainly due to the fluctuations of the air temperatures and weather. The hatch begins before 7 a.m. and the spinner fall happens from roughly 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. on most mornings. Morning winds have been making it nearly impossible to predict good days or bad days. Best patterns have been the Trico RS2 CDC, the Trico Perfect Spinner and the Drowned Trico (all in 20). The black caddis hatch is pretty much over with little action reported. Nymph fishing continues to be slow. The only productive nymph fishing has been on fairly large Bighorn Orange Scuds (12-14) trailed by a Psuedo nymph (22).