Bighorn River Fishing Report by Montana Troutfitters 6.14.18
The Horn has bumped slightly to 12,700CFS. The increase in flows has brought the moss but as of now the bulk of the moss is below three mile. Worms are becoming a more common food source since flows have come up. Sowbugs are still the mainstay for the most part. Wire or san juan worms in pink or red are a good bet with a fire bead ray charles or pink sowbug below it. Streamer fishing is a good option as well. It keeps you out of the moss and is a good way to actively seek out fish. Dont be afraid to huck big stuff. The fish will eat em! Here at troutfitters we like white, black, yellow, brown, gold, or bighorn.
FLY PATTERN SUGGESTIONS
Dries| Comparadun BWO: 18-20, Brook Sprout BWO: 18-20-22, Ex. Body BWO: 18-20, Matt’s Midge: 20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20
Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes) Hot Bead Ray Charles Tan & Pink: 16-18 Spring Creek Scuds Pink & Orange: 16-18 Wilcox’s Green Machine PT & Chart: 16-18 Black PT: 16-18 Batwing Emerger BWO: 16-18 Hunchback Crystal Pearl: 16-18 Copper Bead Mayfly: 16-18 Curtis Thunder Creek UV Emerger Rust: 16-18 Tailwater Tiny Rust: 16-18
Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, Silvey’s Sculpin, Natural, White, Black: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Black, White: 2 Flash Fry Minnow White/Gray:4 Bennet’s Lunch Money Shad: 2 Galloups Flat Liner Gray/White: 2 Baby Gonga Tan/Yellow: 6
(feature photo via EagleNestLodge.com)