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Bighorn River Information

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The Bighorn River is a legendary blue ribbon fishery offering accessible year-round fly fishing. Whether you are floating or fishing from the bank, this tailwater river offers some of Montana’s finest Rainbow and Brown Trout fishing in the world.

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Current Bighorn River flow information from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). View Bighorn River gage and CFS flows near St Xavier, Montana – the closest monitor near popular floats such as Afterbay to 3-mile Island, and Bighorn Access.

trout in the water

View the latest Bighorn River fishing reports, water temperature, water clarity, hatch information, fishing expectations and current fly patterns. Our fishing reports are typically filmed on video by our owner, Duane and his two black labs (Bridger & Winston).

River Iinformation

bighorn river midday

The Bighorn River is a legendary blue ribbon fishery offering accessible year-round fly fishing. Whether you are floating or fishing from the bank, this tailwater river offers some of Montana’s finest Rainbow and Brown Trout fishing in the world.

bighorn river flowing

Current Bighorn River flow information from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). View Bighorn River gage and CFS flows near St Xavier, Montana – the closest monitor near popular floats such as Afterbay to 3-mile Island, and Bighorn Access.

trout in the water

View the latest Bighorn River fishing reports, water temperature, water clarity, hatch information, fishing expectations and current fly patterns. Our fishing reports are typically filmed on video by our owner, Duane and his two black labs (Bridger & Winston).

 

Bighorn River Fishing Conditions

As we approach our winter season on the  Bighorn River, all focus is on subsurface patterns. We won’t see much top water action until March or April. Worms and crustaceans are the patterns to be fishing this winter and will produce excellent results.

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Bighorn River Flow - Discharge & Gage Height

Bighorn R bl Yellowtail Afterbay Dam nr St. Xavier

  • Streamflow: 2520 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 60.35 ft
Streamflow GraphGage height Graph
USGS

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$1795*

package includes:

4 nights lodging
3 days guided float trips
All meals
All rental equipment

*$1795/person double occupancy

Guide and staff gratuity, and licenses are excluded.

Bighorn Fly Du Jour

Below is a listing of our recommended fly patterns for the current season. Throughout the year we update the menu below to include the hottest seasonal flies being used to catch large Bighorn River trout. Need flies? We stock over 150,000 flies in our shop. Come on in and we’ll take care of you.

  • Gummi or Squiggly Worm Size #10

    Red, pink or orange fished as your lead fly

  • Firebead Sparkle Worm Size #12

    Wine, wine/red or red fished as your lead fly

  • Two Tone Worm Size #10

    Red/Brown, wine/red or wine/brown fished as your lead fly

  • Bighorn Scuds Size #14-18

    Bighorn orange or pink fished as the dropper fly

  • Firebead Soft Hackle Ray Charles Size #14-16

    Tan, pink or grey fished as your dropper nymph

  • FoJay's UV Eddie Vedder Size #16-18

    Tan or grey fished as the dropper fly

  • FoJay's UV Eddie Vedder Size #16-18

    Tan or grey fished as the dropper fly

  • Soft Hackle Ray Charles Size #18-20

    Tan or pink and works as a great dropper nymph

Bighorn Fishing Report Videos