Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bighorn River Flows Update

Sounds like the river will be at 3000cfs on monday. Clearing up but still very green... Maybe 2ft of vis. Still eating crawdads and worms. Hopefully we will start seeing some dry fly action in the next couple weeks. Until then...
Keep it tight.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fishing of course

Flows are around 5000cfs. I heard 4k by monday. Fishing is good, river is greening up nicely, and you can find the bottom in quite a few places. Streamer fishing sucks and there is no dry action... Nymphing with worms and crawdads seem to be the most consistent. No floating moss or grass. And you can make it under the low bridge below 8th Street.

Have a couple slots open for July. August is filling up fast. And plenty available dates for September. Dry fly fishing should get good by mid August and i think it's gonna be a great September.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What a long, strange melt it's been...

Talked with BuRec today... releases from Boysen were dropped to 7000cfs this morning. Probably drop to 6500 tomorrow and 6000 by the weekend. Their goal is 2500cfs by July 24th. River seems to be clearing... doesn't have that shit brown look to it anymore. ..more like baby shit green. Fishing can only get better from here.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Bighorn River Fishing Report - Thermopolis, Wyoming

River is still high (8400cfs) and still dirty (about a foot of clarity) but the fish still have to eat... and they are. Fishing is okay. Boating 10 or 15 fish with many more hookups in 4 or 5 hours.  If you're in the area and wanna do a float we are recommending half day trips to beat the heat of the afternoon.
Double chin brown
For those of you that want to float on your own,  you will want to take out at 8th Street Bridge... you CANNOT make it under the LOW BRIDGE at McDonald's. There are a lot of inner tubes littering the trees as a reminder to be safe out there... keep an eye out for floating 6 packs.