Fort Smith
6:55am7:15pm MDT


Bighorn River Conditions and Fishing Report for June 3,2020. Current flows are at 2250 CFS with plans to be increased to 2500 CFS within a few days. When I did this video it was at 2050 CFS. Water temps are in the 56-58 degree range depending what portion of the river you are on. The Bighorn River and Montana is no longer on 14 day quarantine for nonresidents as of June 1st.. So all of Montana is now open for fishing for residents and nonresidents alike! Nymphing has presently been most successful. Better patterns have been Bighorn Orange Scuds size 14 trailed by a Black Beadhead Midge Larvae sizes 18-20. Also during certain times of the day Red Beadhead Midge Larvae sizes 18-20 and Pink Soft Hackle Sowbugs size 14 have been working as well. No reports of any good streamer fishing at this time. Dry fly fishing has been spotty with some success on Blue Winged Olives sizes 18-20 and Blue Winged Olive Emergers same sizes. All in all a very good time to be out on the water!