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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
January
16, 2018
Conditions remain near the same as last week. Discharges and stream levels
are still high, but it can still be fished from larger drift boats. Winter stonefly
nymphs are working good near the banks. They crawl out of the water to hatch.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or sno everyday for the next week.. Highs will range
from
5  to 35 degrees and lows from 11 to 14 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.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
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.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.  
Rate: 4520 cfs
Level: 61.27 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 38
Clarity: slight stain
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Fly Fishing the Bighorn River, Montana
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fly fishing the Bighorn River, Bighorn River
fishing seasons, and much more