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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
January
15, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are high and you couldn't wade any section
safely. We are not saying you can't fish it from a boat, but we don't recommend
it. Wait until the levels get down some more. The good new is, most of the ice is
gone.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain today and snow on Sunday, otherwise clear for the
next week.
Highs will range from 53 to 57 degrees and lows from 30 to 36
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.
Midges are always important insects to imitate on the Bighorn.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Black flies 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: 3580 cfs
Level: 60.69 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 37
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
Scuds: size 14
Sow Bugs, size 14
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18/16, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
Fly Fishing the Bighorn River, Montana
A description of the Bighorn River, Guide to
fly fishing the Bighorn River, Montana,
Bighorn River fishing seasons, and much
more