Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Winter fishing

We went from 70 degrees and sunny to 6 inches of snow and temps barely breaking the freezing point almost over night... kinda shut the bite off. Add 20 mph winds and it made for a tough weekend for anglers.

But it warmed up a bit yesterday and the clouds locked in the warmth. Anthony came out from cali for a couple days and got to see the ying and the yang.

He ended up landing two 22"s back to back

First he  landed this big fat rainbow,  taped at 22x12

And two casts later tied into this Big Horn brown. We rode him down river about 100 yards. Had Anthony's Sage One 5wt corked the whole time.
Winter is a great time to fish the Bighorn here in Wyoming.  Pick a nice day and jump in. You can always warm up in the hot springs.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Boat ramp fish

Bob's first day fly fishing and cracks a slammer right off the ramp. 
We had a great weekend of fishing with return clients and new friends.

Alyssa fished with Larry and his son Kelly and it sounds like they had a pretty amazing time. Larry sent me this text last night: "We want to thank you and your wife for a wonderful weekend of fishing. We are so grateful to have met both of you. We know that God made the river and the fish that are in the river, but we also believe that He allowed us to meet you. I do not know when the next time will be, but some time in the future I will fish with you again."

Alyssa is tying flies with the Fish'N'Chicks in Laramie tonight and she'll also be in Sheridan next weekend hosting a women's fly tying clinic with Rods Reels & Heels and Fly Shop of the Bighorns at the Black Tooth Brewery. Sold out. But you could probably grab a beer and watch. 

Weather has been ridiculously nice. But it looks like snow later this week. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Big fish week

Lots of big fish on the end of our lines this week
Alyssa & Tom ran into this awesome rainbow on sunday  25x12 

This fat boy was taped at 25.5" x 13.5" he was the second fish hooked this morning
Browns are getting a little harder to catch as the spawn gets heavier,  but you might run into a big one if you're in the right spot at the right time...
Basket full of Bighorn brownies

River flow is 812cfs. Still getting good baetis hatches in the afternoon despite the sunny weather. And it looks like it's gonna be sunny and warm for the next week or two... So if you like nice weather and big trout, you might wanna get out here.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fishing report

Flow on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis is around 815cfs.

Fishing has been good. Seen a couple fish over 2 feet and several around 22" the last couple weeks. Still getting some good blue wing hatches in the afternoons, but cloudy days are best. Streamer bite has been day to day and nymph fishing is consistent. Been kinda busy on the weekends and by that I mean 5 or 6 boats.

We have open dates Nov 7-10 and Nov 14-18. Get in touch.