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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Big Horn River Fishing Report - Wedding of the Waters - Thermopolis, WY

I'd like to say that fishing isn't any good, and some days it may not be, but other days it's been pretty fantastic. Still getting some hopper action, fish up on tricos when the wind isn't blowing, and dry/dropper and/or nymphing has been very consistent. Flows remain steady around 1200cfs and the weather is looking great for the next couple weeks.

Here are some highlights from the last week of fishing with clients...

Cheryl caught this big ol' brown on a hopper with Alyssa

and then they found this big ol' carp

Larry came out to fish with us on his first time fly fishing
and he caught these beautiful browns on hoppers with Chris
Tina scored this big brown with Alyssa 

Our longtime client Gary K. enjoyed some excellent hopper/dropper fishing for a couple days and was rewarded with this colorful brown trout
Another AWESOME brown trout from the Big Horn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming

This was the view from my rowers seat all day with Ben hooking up consistently 
    
....and we had a great couple days with Chris & Paul and their crew



Have a boat or two available for the next couple days, the big fish really seem to be eating right now. Also have have September 8-17 open and we can get you in a boat pretty much any other day except Sept 21-23. Time to start thinking about October and pre spawn browns...

Sunday, August 19, 2018

HAWGust

Long time no update... sorry folks. Fishing and flows have been an absolute roller coaster ride from June thru July, but somehow we remained busy working on the river. Fishing now is really really really good.

big cutty on a hopper from a small local creek
Flows are down to 1200cfs, the clarity is great, and the water temp is good. And despite rather mossy conditions the trout seem to be super hungry.

Joe was able to entice this beautiful brown to eat a grasshopper

There has been a grasshopper infestation in the valley this year and across most of the state it sounds like, Dry/dropper combinations seem to be the most effective and we are starting to see pods of trout chowing on tricos in the morning.

Big Horn River brown trout, Thermopolis, Wyoming

If you want to get in on some incredible fishing, we do have some available dates between now and the end of the month.

We've been seeing A LOT of rainbows like this one. Dick landed this feisty specimen on a hopper

Lot of dates open in September too. I anticipate the fishing is going to stay consistent and it should even get better as fall approaches.

Summer fishing at its finest!

We hope to see you in our boats soon!

Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming - Fly Fishing Report Update - August 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Big Horn River Flow Update

Flow from Boysen Dam was raised to 6000cfs this morning. Water is rather dirty maybe a foot or two of clarity on the edges. We're pretty well booked for the rest of June, even though the fishing is not that great, but we are catching some nice fish. Look to late July or August for some dry fly fishing. Time to start thinkin about the creeks...

Friday, May 25, 2018

Bighorn River Fly Fishing Report - Thermopolis, Wyoming

Flows have been dropped to 1800cfs. Many local rivers and creeks are high and muddy but the Big Horn River is looking pretty good right now and fishing ain't too shabby either. Nymphing remains consistent, streamer fishing can be good, but there is quite a bit of floating moss. Not much for dry action right now but maybe we'll see some tricos soon? Feels like summer out here already.

Got a couple days open for the end of May and open dates in June are 2-7, 15-17, 19-22... trips are filling in quickly. Give us a call to book a float and catch some trout 307-480-8457

Monday, May 14, 2018

Weather's great, fishing's good...

...and flows have been dropped to 2350cfs +/-

Nymphing remains consistent with sow bugs and baetis nymphs. Dry fly fishing is pretty good most afternoons with BWOs and it seems like the streamer fishing is getting better with warmer water temps.

Plenty of days open for May if you wanna go fishing

Friday, April 20, 2018

weekend update

Flows are still around 3,000 cfs. Lots of mixed reports coming in from other fishermen, but most have not been doing very well. Our guides however are consistently catching fish both nymphing and with dries. Lots of fish in the 18-22" range... I can count on one hand the number of trout under 17" I've seen this year... lots of fat clean trout to be had if you know where to look and what to tie on the end of your line.

Larry with a nice big brown from yesterday's float trip

Still have a few days open for April... weather is finally looking nice. Alyssa and I will be out of the country May 1-9... back to Bajahaha..We have a couple guides covering for us during then and can definitely hook you up if ya wanna go fishing... Shoot us an email as we will have spotty coverage while we are traveling... bighorndrifters@gmail.com 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bighorn River Update

Flows have been bumped up to 3000cfs. Snowpack is around 105% and the reservoir is about 75% full... With flows this high, this early in the season, it seems like we may have lower flows this summer than we saw last year.

Fishing is still pretty good though. Nymphing has remained consistent and quite a few fish rising most afternoons.

Tom with a respectable rainbow at Wedding of the Waters

Open dates for April are 8, 9, 10, 17-20, and 23-30.