It’s finally go time!  We’re seeing pretty consistent numbers of Baetis getting fish up in the afternoons.  Cloudy days are good, sunny days not so much.   If you don’t enjoy fishing around people, this might not be the place to be right now.  It’s pretty busy most days, but fishing has been solid.  Read more...

Bighorn River Flows are up to 6000 CFS as of this morning.  We were told 5500 was max flow from the Bureau, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  We’re not sure if flows will continue to rise, or what will happen.

The dry fly fishing has been hampered a bit with the increase in flows.  Read more...

Flows are up to 5500 CFS at the moment.  According to the BOR, we are supposed to stay at this level for ‘maximum Springtime flow’.  We’ll see what happens.  It all depends on how much more moisture we get the next few weeks.  The river is looking fantastic and fishing has been great!  Read more...

River flows are now up to 4500 cfs as of Thursday afternoon.  The water is looking great and the fish are spread out a bit more than before.  There are still plenty of great wading options as well.  The Spring crowds are arriving, but the fishing has been very solid!

I’d say we’re about a week away from prime dry fly fishingRead more...

Flows are up to the 4k mark and might head up depending on how fast this snow comes down.  Right now, the river is in phenomenal shape.  Clear water and junk free!  Water temps have dropped just a bit, but you will be in the high 30’s in the AM and low 40’s lower by the afternoon.  Read more...

Spring fishing is full on here on the Bighorn and everyone is starting to figure it out.  It’s getting busy on the weekends, but the fish are eating well and looking great!

We had our first guided groups out this past week and great fishing was reported by all.  Nymphing with Jellybeans, Red Bead Carpet Bugs, Throat Lozenge Sowbugs and general midge patterns (zebras, green weenies, red midge larva) produced good numbers of fish.  Read more...

 

Just had a great break in the weather and many folks took advantage of it.  The fishing has been excellent when the wind is down and there’s no ice in your guides!

Nymphing with Pink stuff (Cotton Candy, Jellybeans, Softhackle Sows and pretty much anything with a pink Bead) followed up with a smaller Sowbug or Zebra is about all you need right now. Read more...

The river is finally getting to its prime shape.  Clarity has really come back and grass is a minimal issue.  Water temps are dipping into the high 40’s.  The fish are happy and browns are in full spawn mode.  As we always preach, please don’t harass these fish!

Fly patterns will pretty much stay the same throughout the rest of the Winter.  Read more...

We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!  There is some nice weather on the way to the Bighorn valley, at least for a few days.  We were hoping the water would clear up by now, but doesn’t look to be the case.  I was on the Upper 3 a couple days back and clarity remains about 2′ at best.  Read more...

We’re still a bit out from having clear Winter flows but overall fishing has been pretty decent.  There is still grass throughout the whole system and the clarity isn’t ideal, but better than past years.  The cold weather on tap for this week should help speed up the turnover process. Read more...