Tag Archive for: Bighorn River Fishing Reports

Water conditions are prime on the Bighorn.  Current flows are around 2500 CFS and should be there for quite some time, as our snowpack is diminishing.  This is a good thing!  We’re looking forward to a lower, normal water Summer for the first time in about 8 years.  Current water temps are in the mid 40’s at the peak of mid day’s heat.  Read more...

The Bighorn is looking great these days since the opening of the upper access points last week.  We’re still surprised by the lack of people taking advantage of the prime spring conditions the river is offering.  This past weekend there were a handful of folks out, but not like you’d think.  Read more...

We have received word today that the Bighorn River is now closed to non-Big Horn County residents as per order of the Crow Tribe.  There were several ‘check points’ on Highway 313 today and will continue to be there most likely for the next couple of weeks.  Luckily Big Horn County has yet to report any COVID-19 cases, but is just a matter of time.   Read more...

COVID-19 UPDATE

Bighorn County remains closed to lodging, VRBO, Airbnb, and sit down dining.  We will have an update for you over the next few days, but don’t expect these restrictions to lift anytime soon.  Health officials are trying to keep outside tourists from coming into the area at this time. Read more...

The Bureau of Reclamation has recently released the first installment of the snow and moisture forecast for the Bighorn watershed.  You can read it HERE.  It’s looking good for now, but we all know how that’s gone in the past…  Right now we’re on the right track for lower Spring flows, as long as we don’t have some catastrophic snow event, which we have to remember, it is Montana and there is a lot of winter left! Read more...

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Those who came out to the Bighorn valley were rewarded with some solid fishing and hunting (at least we took advantage of it!).  Back into the 40’s this next week and should be a great time to get out and fish.

Strong numbers of Baetis are still around throughout most of the river.   Read more...

After this past cold front we have, the Bighorn trout have awaken and started looking up for the arrival of the Fall Baetis.  The cloudy calm afternoons have been very productive and the fish are up.  Don’t expect to see pods like we are used to of past years, but quite a few solo fish gorging on the big duns. Read more...

It’s getting quiet around these parts, but the fishing seems to be picking up a bit more each week or so.  Flows are down at 2800 CFS from the Afterbay boat ramp repairs, which is another story, and should be there until sometime this next week, where they’ll likely bump back up to the 3200-3500 range.   Read more...

Fishing is starting to pick up just a bit on the Bighorn.  Low night temps have helped cool the water a bit and the fish seem to be a little more interested in eating.  The crowds are down for the season and the weather is great!

Subsurface fishing is the way to go.   Read more...

To get rid of some new product for 2020, we are closing out the following items at great prices.  Rods and reels are all brand new and include case and warranty card.  All include FREE SHIPPING and no sales tax:

RODS

Hardy Zephrus 904-4 – $699  $420

Hardy Zephrus 905-4 – $699 – $420

Hardy Zephrus Ultralite 995-4 – $769  $460 SOLD

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