June 28 Bighorn Fishing and Flow Update
Things are shaping up great for the Bighorn. Flows are on the drop again and water temps are still prime, but not getting too warm like last year. The river is scheduled to be at 8500 CFS by the end of today and should sit there for the weekend. We’re not sure what happens next, but as inflows to the lake drop, our section will drop as well.
The fishing has been pretty awesome too! Big Sowbugs are the name of the game right now. Variations of Carpet Bugs and Ray Charles are what our guides have been running. Run a worm (chenille or wire) on top of your rig below Greycliffs area and that’s pretty much the program. There’s definitely a bit more vegetation in the water below 3 mile, but it’s not too bad overall.
We thought the Shiner deal was about to go, but it looks like it might not happen. There are a few coming through but they’re not in the right lake column to be flushed into the river. Maybe next year… Streamer fishing has been pretty decent though. Water temps are ideal and the fish are in all types of water. Sink tip or floating line, your choice. White seems to be the color of choice.
Summer Dry Fly fishing is just around the corner and things are lining up great! A few PMD’s and Black Caddis have been spotted and hopefully in another week or two it will be on! We have a few blocks of guides and lodging available in July and August so give us a call!!