Monday, March 26, 2018

Bighorn River Fishing Report - Thermopolis, WY

 Flows are now up to 2500cfs. Screwed the fishing up for a couple days but this week in fishing has been excellent with return clients and new friends. Our total trout population this year has suffered from last year's high water, but we are still catching plenty of fish, and plenty of big ones. Nymphing is still the most consistent way to catch fish right now but yesterday saw our first real hatch of BWO's and lots of trout up eating em on the surface. Streamer fishing is super spotty but ya might get a chance at a big one.
Even I get to catch one every so often

Josh out-fished his father with Alyssa on the oars and found this chunky Bighorn brown

Megan with one of many solid rainbows on her first fly fishing excursion

Ken played backseat clean-up 

...while Tim did his best to make sure the fish didn't make it past the front seat. 

And Mike hammered big bows all day

another awesome day on the Bighorn with Paul & Chris. Sunshine and rainbows
March is winding down, have a few more trips on the books. The first week of April has our boats empty, but not for long I'm sure.... dry fly fishing has begun!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bighorn River Flows Update

Flow from Boysen Dam was raised to 2,000cfs a couple days ago. Floating moss screwed up the fishing for a couple days but things are back on track. Nymphing remains consistent with midge and a few sow bugs. Seeing handfuls of baetis adults, no fish looking up yet, but dry fly fishing should get good in a couple weeks.

The nice weather has brought all the boats out and a few "rogue" guides. Lots of folks out there doing the bright white gravel shuffle, but the high water should deter some of those folks from waltzing on the redds.

Had a cancellation for Sunday if somebody wants to jump in, we'll give ya a lil discount. Still plenty of days open for March and April is starting to fill in a bit.

see ya out there

Monday, March 5, 2018

open dates

March is filling in. Still have some holes in the calendar.. we have open dates March 10-12, 14, 16, 19-21, and 23-28. Give me a shout if ya wanna get in on one of these days... best time of year to be fishing the Big Horn... 307-480-8457

Nymphing remains very productive with midge and sow bugs and a few baetis nymphs starting to show up. No dry action yet but that should change by the end of the month. Getting a little bit of love on the streamer... olive or black. Flows are 1270cfs and the river should be going up to 2000cfs in the next week or two, though I haven't heard a specific date... same with the flush which usually happens the last week of March. Traffic on the river has been pretty light with one or two boats and most days we're the only boat out there which is a nice change of pace for this time of year.