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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
September 14, 2020
Discharges and stream levels are still in good shape. We are getting some
good reports from customers fishing the river.


Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
(click the box below for more detailed info)







Recommended Trout Flies:
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike
indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly.
Fish the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin are good flies to use for the larger
trout. The Brown sculpin,  White Belly sculpin and Articulated streamers are great
flies to use at this time. Scuds and sowbugs are available year-round.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch off and on. Fish the nymphs in
the morning, emergers and duns when hatching and spinners late afternoons.
Aquatic worms are working.
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching,
Japanese beetles are working. Carpenter ants are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
Rate: 2450 cfs
Level: 61.23 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54 degrees
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 20/16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners size 20/16, nymphs and adults
Scuds: size 14
Sow Bugs, size 14
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 6/4
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others.
Pale Morning Duns, 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedge caddis, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies: 14/16, nymphs, and adults
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
Fly Fishing the Bighorn River, Montana
A description of the Bighorn River, Guide to
fly fishing the Bighorn River, Bighorn River
fishing seasons, and much more
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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