The Bighorn river flows have dropped to 4230 CFS and the Bureau of Reclamation has informed us that the releases from Bighorn Reservoir will continue to decrease as the snow pack diminishes and dry weather is in the forecast. Water temps have varied between mid 40's to low 50's the past few days. Good news for those that like to wade fish as the flows drop there are more opportunities to find a good wading hole. The river clarity is around 5 feet visibility and floating moss has not been a huge problem the last couple of days.
We are still in between hatches and anxiously waiting for the PMD's and caddis hatches typical for this time of year. We should start seeing adult insect life in the next couple of weeks.
Nymph fishing remains the most productive means of catching fish. Sow bugs, scuds and baetis nymphs are producing in the riffles and fished off the banks where there is any structure. Shorten your nymph rig to 5-6 feet below your indicator to one or two BB splitshot.
Overall, fishing remains very good and looks good for the next week ahead with stable weather conditions in the 80's and 90's. See you on the river, be safe and have fun!