Thursday, March 30, 2017

Post flush report

Flows are around 3000cfs. Having a boat is useful and knowing how to row it is even more useful. All the trout we caught yesterday were bursting at their seams... gorged on the bounty of leeches, worms and sow bugs provided by the flush. As flows stabalize, fishing should be excellent.

Went to the BLM's Bighorn Guides annual meeting on Tuesday night. Main topic of discussion was enforcement of "rogue" guides. Expect weekly patrols and if your guide does not have the proper BLM Special Recreation Permits, you, your guide and the outfitter may be fined. Lucky for you, we have the permits.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Fishing report - Bighorn River, Thermopolis

Flow is around 2100cfs. Flush is tomorrow, flows will be ramped up to 5,000cfs for the day. And we're looking at around 3,000cfs for the month of April.

We just wrapped up our week of guide trips with the ladies from Rods, Reels & Heels... it was an absolute giggle fest and a helluva good time!

Still no dry fly action, but there were a few baetis on the water.  Nymphing is still really good with sow bugs and midge. And the weekends are still really busy.

We're pretty open for the next couple weeks and fishing this week after the flush oughtta be good. And i like the higher flows for April. I'll keep ya posted on the status of dry fly activity.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

On the water report

Fishing continues to be stellar despite busy and windy conditions. Nymphing is still really really good.  Sow bugs, scuds, midge and baetis and a few worms. Long leaders and a good chunk of lead. Starting to see more fish on redds and because of the higher water less people tromping on the gravel.

Still no dry fly action. But this warm weather oughtta get the things going hopefully by next week. Took a water temp of 45 degrees yesterday.

And streamer fishing isn't very good, but we're getting a few nice ones to commit to the big stuff.

Mouth full of meat
We have openings March 19-24 and April 1-10.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bighorn River Flows & Fishing Report - Thermopolis

Just got off the phone with the Bureau of Reclamation and they say the river should remain steady thru March around 2000cfs. The flush is scheduled for March 28.

Fishing remains excellent. Sow bugs are still the primary diet. They're eating scuds but probly because they look like eggs. Been pumping a lot of midge pupa in black, cream and olive and a few baetis nymphs. Still not much dry action going on. And with the increase in flows worms and leeches should work well and maybe streamers.

Also we still have an available spot for Alyssa's Spey clinic on March 18.