Fort Smith
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Bighorn River conditions on April 22,2021. Current flows are at 3000 CFS with a water temp of 43 degrees. Visibility is very good, 6-8 feet, until Soap Creek dumps in a few miles above Bighorn Access. From there on you will want to stay river left. Getting some decent Blue Winged Olive hatches but the trout still have not keyed in on the adults. Best patterns have been Pheasant Tail nymphs in natural or olive, sizes 16-18, trailed behind the usual Orange Beadhead Soft Hackle Sowbug in size 14. Also decent success with Midge Pupae in sizes 18-20, Red or Black, trailed behind Sowbugs as well.