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...

Getting closer to Spring on the Bighorn.  Great weather is ahead and the fishing has been pretty good.   People are coming out of the woodwork and weekends are starting to get busier.

Nymphing with Carpet Bugs, Jellybeans, Rainbow Candys, Zebras, Green Weenies and Graveyard midges have standard issue.  Definitely more fish on the Midge program as you get closer to the Afterbay. Read more...

If you can catch a good window of weather between wind and snow, it’s time to head to the Bighorn!   We were out a few days this past week and the river is in excellent shape and so are the fish.

Nymphing with anything PINK will do the trick right now.  Read more...

If you enjoy solitude on the Bighorn River, now is the time to be here!  The weather is very unusual for this time of year.  Most days are in the 40’s and 50’s, but we’re not complaining! (Except for the wind..)

FYI, the Bighorn Angler Fly shop has limited its ‘off season’ hours to Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8AM-noon or so.  Read more...

 

Our water temps have finally dipped into the high 30’s, which is on par for this time of year.  The fish seem to be adjusting to this as the fishing definitely hasn’t been ‘lights out’ by any means.  Pick the non windy, warmer days and you’ll enjoy your time!

It’s mainly a nymph deal right now with the standard Winter fare – Carpet Bugs, Cotton Candy, Graveyard Midges, Zebra Midges and various other Sowbug/Midge patterns.  Read more...

We just had an arctic blast and looks like the weather will be with us for a bit.  The good news is the river has cleaned up and is back to great clarity and some grass on its way out.  The browns are in full spawn mode as well, so please be mindful of them! Read more...

Well things were starting to turn around last week with the water clearing a bit.  After the ferocious winds and varying weather patterns this past week, it looks like things have been stirred up making up for somewhat challenging fishing.  In other words, the fishing kind of sucks but there are fish to be caught…  We’re hoping that changes with the weather settling back to normal. Read more...

Conditions are improving on the Bighorn as nightime temps have dropped, which is what we’ve been waiting for.  The river is still a bit green and the grass is still around, although quite a bit cleaner than it has been.  This hasn’t kept the fishing from eating though!

We’ve started to see the Fall BWO’s along with Psuedos and even a few Tricos later in the mornings.  Read more...

It looks like we’re entering that time of the year where the river conditions aren’t optimal, but the fish are handling it pretty well!  Bighorn Lake has turned and we’re seeing the infamous green water throughout most of the upper river.  Once you’re down below about the Bighorn Club, clarity has been noticeably better.  Read more...

The Bighorn is a great place to be right now!  Great Fall foliage, hungry fish and the crowds are down (most days).  We’re starting to see a bit of the lake turnover after this past cold snap and the slight bump in river flow.  The fish don’t seem to mind though! Read more...