Forresters Fly Bench Fishing Report 3/30/2020

Man sitting in a fishing boat looking down and wearing an Orvis hat

Bighorn River Resort River Report

Water flow: 4740 CFS

Visibility: 24 inches

Water condition: Clear and beautiful

Best time of day to fish: 10:00-4:00

Best stretch: Avon to Wolcott. Afterbay to Bighorn (you will lose water clarity below soap creek)

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, sow bugs size 14 or 16

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Around

Nearest airport: Logan International (Billings)

Recommended fly-fishing leader: 7 Foot Leader

Recommended fly-fishing tippet: 3X Tippet

Best fly-fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

The Bighorn River is fishing wonderfully! Expect to fish primarily nymphs right now as the fish aren’t up to eat the midges quite yet. Fish double sow bug patterns like a Ray Charles (grey or tan) with a 7 foot leader and a small log of tungsten putty. We are still around 119% snowpack for the Big Horn basin and water flows are being managed with the summer in mind. This should shape up to be a productive year of fishing. Call us to experience “Social Distancing” the right way!