First of April Bighorn River Update

Things have quieted down a bit this past week.  There are still a handful of folks around, but it will be ramping up here in about a week. Fishing remains solid, and right now is a matter of finding the fish vs. pattern selection.  We had a slight bump in water a few days back and water temps dropped just a bit, keeping our fish in the slower winter-like runs.

Colin, our new shop manager, throwing to some picky fish.


A few more Baetis are showing up, but we need to get the water temps up.  I would give it another week or 2 until anything significant happens.  Midges are around in good numbers providing for some decent dry fishing, especially later in the day.  The fish have been fairly picky in spots, so sometimes 6X is a must!

Our guides continue to produce good numbers of fish daily and this is what they’re liking: Cotton Candy, SH Rays, Jellybeans, Carpet Bugs (pink bead and regular), Killer Mays, Wondernymphs and Zebras.

With the cold water, streamer fishing remains tough.  They’re just not moving much!

Rental boats are still $99 through April 15th and we have a fair amount of availability so give us a jingle.