Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 28-31 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 3120
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Bighorn is fishing well into winter

Current Conditions at Bighorn:

Winter fishing on the Bighorn has been decent. Cold night time temperatures have made for fewer crowds. The streamer fishing has been good, with smaller offerings in natural and black colors. The majority of fish are still going to be found on a good nymph rig. Tailwater sow bugs, scuds, and black midge patterns are tough to beat. Focus efforts towards seams and current breaks and remember, depth is crucial when presenting your nymph-rig.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 28-31 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Bighorn

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Bighorn

Fly: Tailwater Sowbug
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: 
Tailwater Sowbug Tailwater Sowbug
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 24
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  37 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  36 F
Humidity: 29%
Wind: 25 SSW mph
Pressure: 1019
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 37 .
Wind: 27 SSW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 39 .
Wind: 32 SSW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 36 .
Wind: 23 SW mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 37 .
Wind: 25 SW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 35 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 22 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 41 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 44 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 37 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 20 SW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 24 SW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 38 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 27 SSW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 35 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 36 WSW mph; Humidity: 67%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 34 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 70%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 41 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 42 WNW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 34 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 32 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 22 WSW mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM — 30 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 17 WSW mph; Humidity: 50%;