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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
September 15, 2018
Discharges and stream levels remain in good shape and good for both wading
anglers and drift boat anglers. There are good numbers and sizes of trout
being caught in all sections of the stream. There are still lots of insects
hatching and terrestrials are also working good.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, otherwise clear for the
coming week. Highs will range from 59 to 71 degrees and lows from 43 to 47
degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin are good flies to use for the larger
trout. The Brown sculpin and White Belly sculpin 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.
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are starting to hach.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials are starting to work - Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers
Rate: 3010 cfs
Level: 61.59 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data
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 and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 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
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with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
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hours for a response.

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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
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