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Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
D
ecember 07, 2016
The weather is turning very, very cold. I'm having a difficult time advising anyone
to fish under those low temperatures. It is possible and you could catch trout on
the Bighorn. The water will be much warmer. Getting wet could be very
dangerous, however, and I wouldn't recommend fishing under these conditions.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is snow in the forecast everyday for the next week. Highs will range from 5
to
25 degrees and lows from -10 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.
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.

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Rate: 2720 cfs
Level: 60.51 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
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