We hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!  It’s been pretty quiet traffic wise here on the Bighorn.  We’ll see the Summer crowds showing up here about mid month.  The river continues to fish pretty well, even with cold (low – mid 40’s) water temps.  The clarity on the Bighorn is unreal right now too!  Read more...

Bighorn River flows continue to drop.  We’re at 5500 CFS as of yesterday and the end goal is to be around 4500.  According to the BOR, our Summer flows will be somewhere between 2500 and 3500, at some point…

The river continues to fish well top to bottom.  Read more...

Bighorn River flows have stabilized at 7000 CFS.  As of now, we will not see the projected max flow of 9500, which is fine with us!  The fish have really settled into their new homes and are eating really well.   The river is in fantastic shape with crystal clear flows and water temps are slowly on the rise. Read more...

Wow, what a wild past few days we’ve seen in Montana.  Record high streamflows for the Yellowstone basin have resulted in flooding across their entire region.  Our thoughts are with those affected in these events.

We are very fortunate to have Yellowtail dam, which provides us with constant clear water even with higher flows.  Read more...

Flows have stabilized at 4500 CFS and no word if it’s going any higher.  Overall the fishing has been great.  Still a bit of drifting debris below 3 Mile, but not enough to put off the fishing.  The river clarity is phenomenal right now and temps are hanging around in that low to mid 40’s range. Read more...

Flows are on the way up to 4000 CFS by Tuesday.  Expect this to stir up the river a bit, but should be good and stable in a couple days.  Overall, it’s been fishing pretty good.  Mornings have been slow since water temps are still in the low 40’s, but by 11 or so the fish are getting their feed on.  Read more...

It’s still happening in a good way out here!  Lots of bugs, hungry fish and not crazy busy like it was.  We can’t state this enough, but the amount of BIG fish (20-24″) in the Bighorn this season is pretty unbelievable!  If you want to catch a PB trout, now might be a time to do so. Read more...

Flows are up to 2500 cfs and we might have more on the way.  No definite word for sure, but wouldn’t be surprised.  The increase in flows has helped open up some more spots however has dropped the river temp by just a bit.  This just makes the fish start eating a little later in the day but it’s still been fishing really well! Read more...

The Bighorn is in fantastic shape right now.  We’re seeing strong hatches of Midges and Baetis bringing some fish to the surface and they are keyed in on the nymphs big time.  The Spring traffic is definitely here, but pretty well spread out.  FWP is shocking 3-B early this week, so watch out for that boat.  Read more...

Despite the wind and cold fronts, the river has been fishing pretty well overall.  The traffic isn’t too bad for this time of year.  Picking the right calm days is key.

Baetis and Midges are starting to show up in pretty good numbers.  We’ve had a few good afternoon dry fly sessions lately. Read more...