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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
September 1
8, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are about the same as last week and good
for drift boat fishing. The water temperature in the middle and lower sections is
down a little but that helps. Blue-winged Olives and Midges, creams and reds,
are hatching good.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain Friday and next Monday and Tuesday, otherwise
clear. Highs will range from
56 to 75 degrees and lows from 38 to 52 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 this winter. Fish the
nymphs in the morning, emergers and duns when hatching and spinners late
afternoons
Aquatic worms are working.
Green Sedges (caddisflies) and Spotted Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching. .
Midges are always important insects to imitate on the Bighorn.
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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Rate: 4940 cfs
Level: 61.70 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
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 and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
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