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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
April
26, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are still very high, too high to wade
anywhere and too high to fish from a boat in our opinion. The water ranges
from very dingy to muddy. The weather is turning colder and there is a winter
warning out for the next three days.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through Saturday, then clearing. Highs will range
from 4
2 to 56 degrees and lows from 31 to 38 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.
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: 11,800 cfs
Level: 64.38 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 45
Clarity: stained
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
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