Forrester's Fly Bench Fishing Report 1/27/21

man fishing with dog
Water flow:2200 CFS
Visibility:50 Inches
Water condition:Clear and mossy
Best time of day to fish:10:00-4:00
Best stretch:Afterbay to Bighorn
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:Few midges hatching
Fish species:Trout - Brown, Rainbow
Fishing season:Year Around
Nearest airport:Logan International (Billings),
Recommended fly-fishing leader:6 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
Fly Recommendations:Orange or Pink SH Sowbugs / Scuds / Ray Charles, San Juan Worms, Midge Pupa, Small Mayfly Imitations
It’s a great time to fish the Bighorn. Mostly clear days and above average daily temperatures (highs in the mid 30s-40s, with only occasional wind) makes for a great day on the water. Water temperatures have been in the upper 30s, with low, clear water, perfect for nymphing. Fishing has been good along the entire river, with hungry fish ranging from 10-24". Fish pink and orange sowbugs, scuds, & Ray Charles, San Juan worms, and midge pupa. Looking toward the 2021 season, we expect another great fishing year as the snowpack has remained relatively low. If last season is any indicator, expect great fishing with big fish 22+" just waiting for you.