Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 3270
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter has arrived

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 seam and current breaks and remember, depth is crucial when presenting your nymph-rig.

The tail waters are fishing well with midge and micro mayfly patterns. Despite the colder temperatures the river is flowing steady. The colder weather is making for lighter than normal crowds on the river. This is a good bet for solid winter fishing days.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 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: Scud
Color: Orange
Size: 18
Time: 
Scud Scud

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  29 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  27 F
Humidity: 73%
Wind: 13 ENE mph
Pressure: 1019
Clear Thursday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 29 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Thursday 11:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 14 SSW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Friday 2:00AM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 17 SSW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clear Friday 5:00AM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 27 SSW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Friday 8:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 28 SW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Friday 11:00AM — 44 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 23 SW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clear Friday 2:00PM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 38 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 16 WSW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 38 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clear Friday 11:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 36 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 20 SW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM — 34 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 24 SSW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 46 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 19 SW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00PM — 49 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 16 WSW mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00PM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 20 SW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00PM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00PM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 27 SW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 41 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 32 SW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 40 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 51 SW mph; Humidity: 48%;