Tag Archive for: bighorn fishing report

Flows are down, fish are up, and mid-summer fishing is in full swing.  First week of August is in the books and it’s brought lots of smiles to our guides and dry fly crowds.  The river isn’t packed side to side, top to bottom with rising fish all day, but they are where they should be and really good at times.  Read more...

We just got word last night flows will continue dropping on the Bighorn until Sunday, at which point we should be around the 4000 CFS mark.  The fish haven’t minded the changing water and fishing keeps getting better and better!

DRIES: Get here now!  It’s getting good!  The Caddis fishing (Black and Tan) was EPIC yesterday afternoon and evening and should continue for a while.   Read more...

Summer is getting better and better on the Bighorn.  Flows will be down to 5500 CFS as of Wednesday afternoon and should hold steady there for a bit.  This is great news for everyone and especially the dry fly crowd!

Black Caddis are out in huge numbers right now providing for some excellent surface fishing.   Read more...

It looks like we are actually headed in the right direction!  Flows are being decreased each day 500 CFS until we hit 7000 CFS Thursday afternoon.  It’s put some of the fish off a bit, but there are plenty of more who seem happy to eat your bugs!

Dry fly fishing is getting better and better!   Read more...

It appears as our flows are finally on the way down (9100 CFS as of last night).  This should be the last of it, should be..  Fishing remains really consistent and will only continue to get better as the water comes down, which should be very soon.

Summer dry fly fishing has kicked off and we’re seeing great numbers of PMD’s, Black Caddis and Yellow Sallies.   Read more...

Happy Independence Day everyone!

We’ll just get to the point….fishing is good right now on the Bighorn.  With flows at 8,500 and river temps at a perfect 55 degrees the fish are active and feeding.  Our guide reports are good numbers of healthy fish in the nets daily.  AND THERE IS NO ONE HERE!!!  Read more...

Flows this weekend were bumped to 8300 CFS and we just got word they are on the rise to 10k by tomorrow.   Inflows to the lake are right around 11,900 and we’re guessing (and hoping!) this is our last push of water and remainder of runoff for the season.  The best news is water temps have bumped up into the mid 50’s which has really got the fish on the feed! Read more...

The Army Corps of Engineers has given the all clear to bump the flows up after tampering them down the last couple weeks to help with catastrophic flooding in the Midwest.  Flows went up 500 cfs yesterday to 6500 and they are going up another 1000 today. The runoff inflows to the lake have stabilized at 5500 and while we don’t know exactly how high the flows will get in our neck of the woods, our guess is not much higher than 7500 unless we experience significant amounts of rain over the next few weeks.   Read more...

We got word that the river will be decreasing by 500 CFS at least once a day, possibly twice, until we hit ‘X” flow.  We’re still waiting to hear what ‘X’ is.  Current flows are at the 5500 cfs mark.  The Corps of Engineers is taking preventative measures to cut down on flooding in lower reaches of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Read more...

We hope all of you are enjoying your Memorial weekend and thank you to all of those who serve, fight today and gave their lives for our Country!!

River flows have been on the way up for the past few days making things a bit interesting.  I guess ‘inconsistent’ is another word to use.   Read more...