Tag Archive for: Bighorn River Fishing Reports

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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The Bighorn trout continue to eat, despite the slightly off colored water and grass!  The crowds have thinned out for the season and Fall weather is on the way.

Nymphing with Big Orange Scuds, SH rays in tan and grey, sunk Trico spinners and Carpet bugs has been steady, mostly on the upper river.   Read more...

The dog days have set in pretty hard here in the Fort.  103 degrees on Wednesday, ouch.  But we are starting to cool off at least for a few days which is a welcome reprieve from the blistering heat of late.    The middle of the river has a good amount of grass so the water coming down is channeling to the sides providing good visibility and decent fishing on the banks.  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...

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...