Tag Archive for: Bighorn River Fishing Reports

Fishing is really starting to pick up on the Bighorn.  Flows are up to 3200 CFS as of this morning and the river remains nice and clear.  It’s getting a bit busier out there, but still plenty of good spots to get into fish.

The Spring Baetis are  starting to make a big appearance and we’re seeing more and more fish on them daily.  Read more...

Recent colder weather reminds us that Spring in Montana can be cruel.  It also can result in great fishing, which is where things are headed.  The Spring Baetis are slowly growing in numbers and along with prevalent Midge hatches, it’s getting closer to one of our favorite dry fly seasons of the year.  Read more...

Spring is finally here on the Bighorn.  It’s getting busier out there but the fishing has been very solid.  A bit more dry fly activity and great nymph fishing overall.

The Spring BWO’s are lingering around but haven’t really kicked off yet.  I’d say another 10-14 days, but who knows.  We just need water temps to jump a couple more degrees to the mid 40’s during the heat of the day and more bugs to get the fish looking at them.  Read more...

The Bighorn continues to kick out great fishing as we enter Spring.  A-3, 3-B, they’re all good sections to fish right now.  There are a few more people around on the weekends and pretty quiet on the weekdays, but overall plenty of room to fish!

Not a lot has changed pattern wise.  Read more...

I guess Spring is here?..  The warm weather has brought folks out of the depths of winter and to the Bighorn.  A bit busy for this time of year on the weekends, but we’re not complaining!  Fishing has been pretty darn good if you’re in the right zones.  Many of the fish are found in their normal winter spots, although the water is a bit warmer than normal for this time of year.  Read more...

 

Between the wind and well, the wind, there’s been some small windows of opportunity on the Bighorn.  Those who have made it down have had good things to say.  Winter tailwater fishing at its’ finest right now.

Bighorn fish are eating well the entire span of the river, mainly subsurfaceRead more...

What a nice Winter it has been so far!  No cold fronts in sight for a while, so this a great window to come fish the Bighorn.  The river continues to clear, both visibility and grass, each week.  There’s still some grass on the Upper 3, but below that it’s VERY clean.  Read more...

Things are starting to look up on the Bighorn.  Water clarity has increased dramatically over the past 5 or 6 days.  There is some grass in the system, but not like it was a couple weeks ago.  Fishing seems to be picking up as well!

This is the time the Bighorn if you’re a streamer junkieRead more...

Not a whole lot of new things going on here.   The wind finally looks like it’s going to take a break.  This should be a good week to get out and fish!

Water visibility is still marginal, although we’ve lost a fair amount of the grass that was in the system.  Read more...

We just had one of our earliest and most extreme cold snaps for the late Fall season.  This is the true start of transition on the Bighorn and ultimately helps clean up the system.  That being said, the grass is making its way out, but definitely presents some obstacles in angling.  Read more...