Tag Archive for: bighorn river fly fishing

It’s game on here on the Bighorn!  PMD’s showed up big time with the heat wave that hit us.  However you want to catch them (Dries, nymphs, streamers) this is the time!

We’re seeing good numbers of fish up on PMD’s, which is a bit early this year, but we’ll take it.  Read more...

It looks like Summer is officially here!  Flows are currently at 4000 cfs and talk of dropping to 3500 is a probability.  The river remains gin clear with some drifting moss below 3 Mile.  The fishing has been very steady this past week and we are impressed with the size and quantity of big fish in the system! Read more...

Bighorn River flows are stable at 5000 cfs. The river is super clear, but there is some drifting junk below 3 Mile.  There are still plenty of wade options at this flow.  Most importantly, fish are happy and eating well!

Sowbugs and little Baetis nymphs and Perdigons are the name of the game right now for bobber fishing.  Read more...

Flows have stabilized right around 4500 CFS and the fish seem to be liking it!

The Baetis showed up big time in the cloudy weather yesterday and fish were looking up later afternoon.  We’ll see what the sunny days bring, but the hatch should keep getting better and better!

Nymphing has been rock solid out of the gate in the morning.  Read more...

We just got news that flows are on the drop according to the Bighorn River Alliance.  Flows will be at 5000 cfs today and 4500 by tomorrow.  This means great news for Spring dry fly fishing and more wade fishing spots!

If you haven’t made a reservation for a Spring trip, we do have a few slots still open.  Read more...

Looks like flows are scheduled to drop to 5500 CFS by Monday afternoon.  From that point, we’ll see, but should keep on the drop. Fishing has been very very good lately with lots of happy anglers out there!

The Baetis are starting to show up and some days we’re finding fish up in the afternoons and evenings.  Read more...

Fishing has been really good the past few days since flows have stabilized and water temps are up a bit.  It’s been busy, but it’s a big river and plenty of places to fish!

Nymphing has been stellar with big Sowbugs (Red Bead Carpet Bugs, Red Bead Rays, Cotton Candy, Pink Bead Carpet Bugs) the whole river.  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 Transforms: Adapting to a Changing Current

The Bighorn River, Montana, has always been an approachable, consistent and easy to read river for most anglers. But sometimes a curveball is thrown, and the Bighorn has certainly been representative of that over the past few years. From dramatic water level fluctuations to earlier insect hatches, the river is demanding adaptation from even the most seasoned anglers. Read more...