Carp on Dries – Bighorn Lake

We always look forward to late Spring in the Bighorn Valley for one thing – Awesome Carp fishing.  Yes, you read that right.  Carp fishing on Bighorn lake is one of the most unique experiences one can have in the world of fly fishing.  If you want to test your casting and fish hunting ability, this is where you need to be.

The best part about Carp out here?  They eat dry flies!  Bighorn lake hosts a myriad of terrestrials and bug life including Cicadas, Hoppers, Beetles, Ants and random floating things with legs we don’t even know what they are.  This provides an endless amount of food for fish up on the lake and makes them especially surface oriented.

If you haven’t had the chance to experience the on Bighorn Lake, take some time out of your next trip and do it!  It is well worth it.  The scenery is unbelievable, there are a multitude of fish to catch (Carp, Bass, Trout, Crappie, Walleye) and it’s a nice step back from our day-to-day fishing on the Bighorn.