Tag Archive for: Bighorn River Fishing Reports

Bighorn River flows have stabilized at 4k CFS.  There was talk of going to 3500, but looks like they’re holding off for a bit.  The river is in great shape although there is just a bit of drifting moss below 3 Mile. It’s all fishing really well!

Our Spring Baetis have been a bit hit and miss.  Read more...

It’s go time on the Bighorn! Our Spring has kicked off and many anglers are enjoying the weather and fishing.  It’s been good overall, but definitely somewhat spotty.  The flows have been on the rise and projected to cap off around 6000 CFS this week.  The river is cold and clear and a bit of drifting moss below 3 Mile, but not too bad!  Read more...

It’s go time on the Bighorn! Our Spring has kicked off and many anglers are enjoying the weather and fishing.  It’s been good overall, but definitely somewhat spotty.  The flows have been on the rise and projected to cap off around 6000 CFS this week.  The river is cold and clear and a bit of drifting moss below 3 Mile, but not too bad!  Read more...

Flows are currently up on the Bighorn and will hit the 4k CFS mark by this afternoon.  Definitely not ‘high flows’ by any standards, but actually getting to maybe our favorite levels for fishing the river.  The only downsides have been a slight drop in water temps (was 40-43, now 39-41) and a bit of debris drifting, mainly below 3 Mile access. Read more...

The Bighorn River is currently experiencing fantastic fishing conditions! With light crowds and clear skies, it’s a great time to be on the water.

Nymphing has been very productive, with sowbugs and midge pupae being the hot flies. Jellybeans, Cotton Candy, Carpet Bugs, Firebeads, Zebras, Green Weenies and various Perdigons are working most of the day. Read more...

The river is finally waking up and we’re seeing some excellent fishing!  The river is in fantastic shape and flows are right around 3000 cfs.  It was a busy weekend and expect the trend to continue!  We had some guide trips out this past week and they did very well and reported a lot of 16-20″ fish as the norm.  Read more...

Spring is coming a bit early to the Bighorn Valley.  We snuck out yesterday and experienced some very solid fishing!  There was a healthy range of fish from 14-20″ and a few bigger.  We’re seeing a good mix of rainbows of browns, which will make for a promising season!

Nymphing has been very consistent in the slower drops and buckets.  Read more...

It’s been a little bit since I’ve posted an update, but good news is not much has changed!  The Bighorn is in prime Winter shape.  Gin clear, fantastic clarity and cold water temps.  The weather lately has been insanely nice, so of course more than a few folks are taking advantage of it.  Read more...

 

The Bighorn has finally cleared and fishing is great!  A few folks around, but not too bad.  Our Bighorn Brown Trout are in full spawn mode so please stay off the redds!

Nymphing with BIG Sowbugs, Squirmies and Orange Scuds are still about all you need.

We’ve seen some BIG fish showing up to chase the streamerRead 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...