Using long heavy nymph rigs with annelids are your best bet. Midge, sow bugs and annelids are the most prevalent food sources. Fish will take a Griffith’s gnat and cluster midge in size 16-20. Bighorn River Outfitter and Guide. Go smaller and natural. Brown trout are spawning so be careful where you wade. Hopper/Dropper rigs are working as well as streamers, nymph rigs and drys. Excellent fly fishing Fishing is excellent through Thermopolis and down stream for about 20 miles. Mar 3, 2020 Bighorn River Thermopolis Fishing Report - With the warm weather the fish are starting to really get on the feed. There have been a lot of good sized Browns up top. Come get in on some great surface action for big fish. The moss is really not an issue and the water looks great. June '16 - Flows are up to 6000 c.f.s. Fish are eating midge. We are running a crawfish and drowned trico below a hopper. The fishing continues to be solid with the previous mentioned food sources getting it done. August 17,2019 - Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming Fishing Report-. Fish double sow bug patterns like a Ray Charles (grey or tan) with a 7 foot leader and a small log of tungsten putty. We are averaging 19-20" fish and consistently catching them all day. Right now you will get several shots on risers but the are often in pretty challenging places. Baetis, Sow Bugs, Caddis, annelids are catching fish. However things are getting better with flows dropping from 9000 to 6500 and plans to drop down to 3000 asap. Both nymphing and dry fly fishing is producing lots of fish. Fly Fishing the Bighorn River in Fort Smith, Montana. The Bighorn River is in good shape and the trout have wintered well. The River is fishing good. Baetis are really coming off and the trout are keying in on the nymphs. Flows are at 1800 cfs. Near Melrose, MT. Streamers are good day to day. The Big Hole is fishing very well right now. If there had been any boulders behind me or if I’d been set down in a hole, it could have been a scary, wet day. Midge are hatching at times and are the most prolific food source available other than some very small orange scuds. The hot sunny days causes the moss to really grow. A Medium sized stream The Bighorn in Wyoming is a medium sized stream that begins at the Wedding of Waters, below the Wind River Canyon near Thermopolis. Great time to be here. A few days were a little tough casting while fly fishing due to the wind but the fishing was still good. Bighorn River Fishing Report by Bighorn Angler 10.28.20 By angelamontana . Midge, sow bugs, annelids will still get some trout as well. The fishing has been fantastic. Get the latest fishing info from our world-class reports on the Bighorn. The fishing is good. If you can throw a sinking line and cover the water well, you can catch some big fish. Bighorn River: Where to Stay. Shade is key as well. Grasshoppers are loaded on the banks and the Trico hatches should be getting better now. Current fly fishing conditions are terrible. We had a cold front move through and it equated to longer days of consistent hook ups. Using knowledge for local fishing guides and experts who have lived and fished in the Bighorn River for over 30 years, we created this awesome map that details the Bighorn River from it's headwaters at Fort Smith for 23 miles downriver to the Two Leggins Boat take out. Bighorn River Fishing Report with Owl Creek Flies Fished with Larry and Ray today, just a half day, which is perfect for the amount of fishable water right now. We are seeing more pods and bows in places that we haven't seen all summer. Big Horn River Fishing Report. This portion of the river is located a little over an hours drive from Billings. Good streamer days are spotty. April '16- BWO's are coming off regularly and the trout are on them. The Bighorn River is fishing wonderfully! The Bighorn turned out to be a pretty tough river. All shot in one day with a GoPro camera!PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!! The streamer fishing was a bit slow but then nymphing was excellent. Flows are at 1200 cfs. Dead drifting midge, annelids and sowbugs in the tailouts will get you into fish. Well here we go again. Fast water is where its at. Aug '17 - The flows are down to 2200 cfs and the clarity is getting better with plenty of visibility. Streamer fishing is solid on certain days as well as dry fly opportunities. We have started ice fishing on Boysen and are still trying to get our late season elk. When the water clears a bit, annelids have been quite productive. Bighorn River Resort River Report Water flow: 4740 CFS Visibility: 24 inches Water condition: Clear and beautiful Best time of day to fish: 10:00-4:00 Best stretch: Avon to Wolcott. The Bighorn offers “Fishing at it’s Finest” Scroll Down. BWOs are still popping along with midge. Located in a remote part of Wyoming, Big Horn River is renowned as one of the best fishing spots for anglers, as plenty of fishermen make the trek to this place every year. After the lake turned over and we got a cold snap the fishing got pretty slow. Trout are on the feedbag again. Streamer fishing has been pretty solid with certain times of the day better than others. Bighorn River Fly Fishing Reports Bighorn Fishing Report 11/13/2020 Date: 11/13/2020 Current Conditions. Bighorn Riverview Lodge & Cabins Fishing Reports. Midge, sow bugs, annelids will still get some trout as well. Clouds of Trico's in the morning and blankets of spinners are getting the larger rainbows up on the surface chowing. PMD, Caddis, Midge, sowbugs,Yellow Sallies, Trico's, Annelids and crawfish. Stomach samples have mostly olive midge pupae. It is clearing up now and fishing is very good. You sometimes have to dig them out from under trees or in tight spots. My name is Paul Garrison and I have been guiding fly fishermen on the Bighorn river for the past 21 years. The fishing is really good on most of the stretches here. That will be better as the flows drop. Starting to see more Baetis daily. July 19,2019 Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wy Fishing Report. Fishing typical patterns on the Big Horn like, sowbugs/scuds, worms, crayfish, midges, and small Baetis imitations have been the best. The water has been off color but getting greener tones to it now with more visibility. Hoppers are getting more fish but mostly on the dropper. Fishing remains very solid. Hopper dropper rigs in certain areas will pay dividends as well. Fishing Conditions. Crawfish and annelids are the most consistent food of choice recently. Sometimes on the twitch sometimes they like it dead drifted. Sept. 4, 2019 - Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wy. Flows are up a little to 744 cfs. The flow was at 3,000 cfs on Tuesday and the water temp was 39-40 degrees at the Afterbay. Moss is bad but not as bad in the mornings or cooler overcast days. When I did this video it was at 2050 CFS. The Bureau of Rec may decide to leave the flows at 5000 for awhile if we get much rain in the meantime. Most anglers are fishing with nymph rigs right now. Bighorn River, Alberta fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Trico's and crawfish are key. They will drop down to 2200 cfs tomorrow and stay at those flows until the snow pack starts to melt and the reservoir fills up. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! You can get them on annelids, caddis, baetis and midge. Bighorn River Conditions and Fishing Report for June 3,2020. Leeches and crawfish patterns taking fish too. A lot of big fish are showing up. It is a great time to be here. Trout mostly taking sow bugs, baetis, midge, worms and eggs. May 22, 2019 Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming Fishing Report: The flows are up to 2200 CFS. They are primarily focusing on the spinners. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Trout fishing in Bighorn River with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. Flows are at 4000 cfs now that runoff is in full swing. Bighorn River Subscribe to Receive Fishing Report Updates Rating - Good The Bighorn River is fishable, but water levels are low and fish are spooky. Streamer fishing in the rain has been very solid as well. Fishing Report: Fishing has been spotty but we are still getting into some nice fish. Your Guide To Fly Fishing Wyoming's Bighorn River. Colorado Stream Update: The Bighorn is fishing well into winter. Bighorn River is flowing at 4,470 cfs with a water temperature of 37 degrees. (Avoid spawning fish).If you have information you would like to share, please call us at (307) 622-9100!Remember: light colors will be effective during bright sun, and dark colors when it is cloudy or low light. Video Gallery; Photo Gallery; Blog; Contact; A COMPLETE FLY FISHING SHOP. The fishing has been good with your standard nymph rig in morning and going to a hopper/dropper rig in the afternoon when the moss gets worse. We are using shorter rigs and still targeting faster water. Casting hoppers along the banks in the faster shallower water or off drop offs where there is good current will pay off. The Browns have been more active and even taken some foam on the surface. Posted: November 2, 2020. June 13,2019 Bighorn River Fishing Report -Thermopolis, Wy---. The fish have plenty of options out there for food and that is why they are so big. Bighorn River Fishing Report: Thermopolis, Wyoming: No Spring Flush this year on the Bighorn River according to the Chief of Water Operations.Typically, every March the Bureau of Reclamation will conduct a spring flush to wash out sediment and debris from the river to help with spawning and trout habitat. The flows are down to 1800 cfs currently. . The higher flows can get those bigger fish more actively feeding. March 2, 2020 Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming Fishing Report, mason.script.plugins.twitterTweetPlugin.tweet. While there are many areas one can cast a line for trout on this river, the most popular location is the 13 miles from the Afterbay Dam to the Bighorn Access Site. Starting to see some risers from day to day too. Water clarity is fantastic and the moss is not much of an issue. Fishing has slowed down some since this recent drop but should pick up after the trout stabilize. This 13 mile stretch is best known for its fish population, as estimates have it from three to five thousand per mile. Streamers have been catching most of our fish in the middle of the river in deep, slower moving water while fishing a sink tip fly line and a unweighted streamer with a slow retrieve or swinging the fly through the runs. Latest Bighorn, Colorado fly-fishing conditions including flows, weather, hatches and more. Occasional terrestrials are getting some nice takes as well as streamers but they are not very consistent. The streamer bite remains solid through deep, slow moving water. It is fishing extremely well. Same bugs from previous post are working. The hatches have not been prolific yet but getting better with cooler weather. Welcome to the Bighorn River Outfitters web page. Bighorn River,Thermopolis, Wyoming Fishing Report- April 13, 2020 -  The fishing has been fantastic. August 28, 2019 -Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming Fishing Report-. Baetis and midge flies are key. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options froMarch '18- Flows are at 2500 cfs and the fishing is good. Toggle navigation Bighorn Trout Shop. Late March '17- Flows are at 2200 cfs right now but not for long. January Bighorn River Fishing Reports Thermopolis Wy:January Bighorn River Fishing Reports Thermopolis Wy: 1/01/16- We had a guide boat out on Thursday, January 1st and the fishing was fantastic! They are starting to look up more for hoppers. Find fishing reports, fly shops, guides and lodging. June 11- 2020 - Fishing is really good. The flows are down to 5000 cfs and should continue to drop over the next couple of weeks. Still doing well with sowbugs, baetis, annelids, eggs, midge and caddis nymphs. Seeing a lot of naturals on the banks. Please book early to secure your preferred dates! Current flows are at 2250 CFS with plans to be increased to 2500 CFS within a few days. Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming Fly Fishing Report   3/24/20 - The fishing has been insane. Winter fly fishing in Montana is not for everyone. I’m not a tiny guy, but the river picked up all 190 pounds of me and deposited me 3 or 4 feet downstream. 1200 cfs and the moss is not much of an issue. Annelids, eggs, midge, sow bugs, and baetis are what's for dinner. Here is your weekend fishing report coming straight from our guides on the Big Hole River. Big fish and lots…Read more > Fishing the Bighorn River from Yellowtail Dam to Hardin Montana. Get here while its hot. The Bighorn River has been fishing ok. A majority of fishing is done nymphing right now. Well with the warmer afternoons the fish have been actively feeding on midge. Seeing some olive caddis as well. July 10,2019 Bighorn River Fishing Report - Thermopolis, Wy. The fishing is incredible.With the warmer days come very productive days. There is a lot of grass but it is mostly stringy and easy to slap or cast of for the most part. BigHorn River - Happy Client and his Brown Trout. Flows are at 1200 CFS. Baetis should be showing up soon with the warmer days. Tyler Steele Guide Service ~ Big Horn River Brown Trout - Fort Smith Montana. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Bighorn River in Wyoming! Crawfish and leeches as well. Work the areas that are out of the main flows (behind islands, back eddys and inside bends.) Moss is not great but seems to be getting a bit better at times. Buffalo Creek is on round 2 of dumping in red mud. March 2, 2020 Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming Fishing Report - The weather is getting nicer and the fishing is getting better. Your skills will certainly be tested. The moss is getting to be an issue but we should be doing better with drys now that the flows are lower. The Shop; The Lodge; The River; The Hatches; Your Trip . BigHorn River - Happy Client and his Brown Trout. The Bighorn River is in good shape and the trout have wintered well. We should also be seeing Trico's pretty soon. Great River = Great Guides. Flyfishing on the Bighorn River with Bighorn River Outfitters this week was very good. If you need fishing tackle, or are looking for a fishing guide or fishing charter please visit Tackle, Guides, Charters Fishing Report =. Bighorn River is flowing at 4,470 cfs with a water temperature of 37 degrees. Fly fishing is highly recommended, but spin fishing is also very effective. The boat brought in 20-25 fish to the net. Bighorn River Fly Fishing Report - Thermopolis, Wy. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Bighorn River in Montana! The BWO's are here. With the warmer days there has been some run off from the banks making the river off color in places. You can get away with full on nymph rigs early in the day but it gets too mossy in the afternoon. Water temps are in the 56-58 degree range depending what portion of the river you are on. Midge, eggs, baetis and sow bugs. The lower stretches of the river are seeing nocturnal stoneflies hatching, PMD's, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming, Fishing Report- 7/27/20-  The fishing is great. The flows are at 1200 cfs. Special Report The bump in river releases has really triggered some spectacular blue wing olive hatches the last several rainy days. Aug. 2, 2018 Bighorn River Fishing Report. July 3,2019 Bighorn River Fishing Report - Thermopolis, Wy. We are able to nymph with very little problems with grass. Sallies, PMD's, trico's, caddis, crane fly's, and midge are all hatching. Nymphing is solid and streamers are good too. Expect to fish primarily nymphs right now as the fish aren’t up to eat the midges quite yet. BIGHORN RIVER GUIDED FLY FISHING FLOAT TRIPS. It’s no wonder why, as there is plenty of cutthroat and rainbow trout to be had. Bighorn River Fishing report . 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