Fort Smith
7:06am6:57pm MDT

Bighorn river flows as of September 19,2019 are at 3200 cfs with a water temp of 62 degrees. Between runoff from a good rain on Tuesday (another good amount forecast for Friday) and the reservoir sending down lots of filamentaceous moss water conditions are quite cloudy. Visibility between 18-24 inches. Starting to get some pretty good amounts of grass sloughing off the bottom of the river as well with the longer nights and shorter days. Still some sporadic Trico hatches even though the fish don’t seem to be keying in on them but decent hopper fishing during the afternoons. Best patterns have been the White Cloud Hopper or Morrish Hopper in sizes 8-12, colors peach, flesh, tan or yellow. Nymphing has been fair with Firebead Soft Hackled Ray Charles trailed behind an Orange Bighorn Scud. Mostly sizes 14-16. Good luck fishing!