Monday, April 24, 2017

On the water report

Had a great weekend fishing with the University of Wyoming Women's fly fishing club... the Fish N Chicks... Full of sunshine, smiles and plenty of rainbows.

Thanks again, ladies, and we hope to see you all again next year!

As for the fishing. .. it's been pretty good despite a busy weekend with dirty water. Clarity has improved over the last couple days and flows remain around 5500cfs. The trout are consistently eating sow bugs and baetis nymphs. I had a sucker spew eggs all over the boat yesterday, so ya could try some sucker spawn. The worm bite was really good on saturday in the cloudy water. There are a handful of fish eating bugs on top but not consistent enough for catching....hoping this will get better.

Plenty of days open in May. Come fishing with us, I promise we'll make it worth your while.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bighorn River Fishing Report - Thermopolis, Wyoming

Flow is steady around 5,500cfs. And fishing has been great out of my boat, been hooking 40-50 fish the last couple days. Other boats don't seem to be doing all that well, but I guess that's why I get paid the big bucks. Here are some highlights from yesterday:

As long as flows remain stable the fishing forecast looks excellent. Fish are still eating sow bugs like crazy and really turning on to baetis nymphs by mid day. Still got some days open in April and lots of days open in May. Boat traffic is very light right now due to the big flows, but the trout are all fat and eating... It's gonna be a long high water season across the rockies, might as well embrace it and keep on fishing.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fishing report... high water style

Been graced the last few days with nice weather and a drop in the flows (4000cfs) but tomorrow is gonna be windy as shit and the flows are ramping back up to 5500cfs... it will come up in increments of 500 throughout the day. The bridge below 8th Street might cut your head off.

Fishing has been pretty good all things considered until ya get to the red cliffs..
I don't know why. The creek is dirtyin' it up a lil bit, but it's not not-fishable, it just ain't fishin. Upper river has been fishing great though.... Lots of nice fat trout. They're adjusting to the high water and so are we. Only seeing a boat or two a's nice. Baetis nymphs,  midge, sow bugs are consistently catching and tomorrow I'll probly fish worms.

Still have open days April 24-30 and May 3-6.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bighorn River Flows

Bumped the river yesterday to 5,000cfs. Fishing is... tough. I've been out the last couple days and we've managed to hook 20-30 fish, but most boats are hooking one or two. Water temps are still cold so the fish are still sitting in the slow spots, but there aren't very many slow spots. My advice, if you find a fish, stay there. The low bridge downstream of 8th Street is still passable,  but you're gonna wanna duck. Hopefully the river is going to be stable for a while. Good luck and be safe out there!