Friday, April 29, 2016

Fishing Report Bighorn River Wyoming

River is still pretty dirty past the red cliffs. Should be cleaned up by Monday?  But we've been able to fish some clear water and find a few nice trout. Give us a call if ya wanna get out and do some fishing this week. I've got trips going out on Tuesday the 3rd and Friday the 6th. And Alyssa is open all week.
Fat rainbow

Monday, April 25, 2016

Strawberry milk

The wedding cleaned up considerably overnight. But Buffalo Creek blew out. River is pretty much strawberry milk past the red cliffs. It'll be a few days before it cleans up. In the mean time these trout are getting a deserved break.
View from Buffalo Creek bridge

8th Street boat ramp.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bighorn River Thermopolis Flows

Flows are around 740cfs. Got a little more rain last night than I thought. The water is pretty dirty at the wedding... presumably from the slides up in the canyon...but still fishable with well over a foot of vis. River is MUDDY down to state park and north of town. More rain is forecasted for the near future. Stay tuned for signs of clarity.

Friday, April 15, 2016

On the water report

Had an excellent afternoon half day trip with Rob from Bozeman fishing dries. Excellent. The only problem was there were too many fish rising... and then the wind kicked up around 5.

Quite a few boats out here this weekend and guides from God knows where,  despite the shitty weather forecasted for the next few days. I'll be out in it til Tuesday. Mid week looks good for weather and probly fewer boats. Give us a call to get in on some awesome dry fly fishing!

Also did a late evening float the other day with return client Jason and his brother Steve from Sheridan. Fished dries till we couldn't see and then pitched some mouse patterns after dark...Moved a few and landed one... didn't see any monsters but it was real nice to do something different.

See ya out there!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bighorn River Fishing Report - Thermopolis, WY

Flows are around 620cfs. Busy over the weekend, guess the Platte was blown out and there was a lot of guide traffic. Fished really good on Friday with clients, mostly nymphing but caught a few on dries. Yesterday saw only a handful of boats on the water and an incredible baetis hatch... Nymphing was tough in the morning but ended up being pretty damn good for the latter half of the day as well as some good dry fly fishing. And it looks like Game & Fish will be out here the next few days doing their shocking surveys.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dry flies... what else?

The dry fly fishing here on the Bighorn continues to be excellent. People keep asking us what we're using... Dry flies...what else? Our BWO Trigger Point Dun and the Cottonwood Cripple have been our go to bugs and the big browns keep eatin em. Check out our custom flies page and you'll find these patterns. Look for noses in some of the riffles and in the flats under trees.
Cottonwood Cripple right in the corner of the mouth
To be honest with you I'm not quite sure how the nymphing has been. Lots of people out there doing it but don't seem to be doing very well.  My advice would be a sow bug and a baetis nymph. we've been hitting the river around noon and dry fly fishing til dark. And it sounds like a few people have had limited success with steamers.
This bruiser ate a size 18 dry. Taped him at a little over 21" so we'll call it a "guides 22"
Flows are around 680cfs.