Bighorn River, Green River, Wind River Fishing Report: BIG WATER is here in Wyoming! Our guides and company love to fish BIG water, and our motto is BIG water, BIG fish. These are some of the largest river flows that we have seen in April. Usually, our big water comes in during May, but this year the Bureau of Reclamation on the Bighorn/Wind River and Green River are letting out water much earlier this year in anticipation of the big spring runoff coming from the mountains. We applaud the Bureau of Reclamation for releasing water earlier this year with hopes that the rivers will not be flowing ridiculously high all summer. Fishing on both the Bighorn and Green Rivers has been decent. This last weekend was tough on the Bighorn River due to murky water (rain) and unstable flows. The key to good fishing with big water are flows that remain stable. They have been working on Boysen Dam and have had to adjust flows to accommodate that. Currently the river is at 3900 cfs, but will be bumping back up to 5500 cfs for ten days starting tomorrow. Hot flies include: annelids, sow bugs, and baetis patterns. We are starting to finally see some nice blue wing olive hatches. Keep posted for more to come! To see current river flows for the Bighorn River click HERE. To see current river flows for the Green River click HERE.
Bighorn River Fly Fishing Spring Report: The Bighorn River in Thermopolis is currently flowing at 2067 cfs and Boysen Dam is currently sitting at 87.1 % full, which is slightly down from last week in the reservoir. The Bureau of Reclamation is upping flows early this year due to the high snowpack and anticipated high water flows this year. To see most current Wind River/Bighorn River water flows and information click HERE.
Fishing on the Bighorn has definitely picked up from the winter. The fishing has been great and we are really enjoying the higher water flows. The spawning fish are going to get a little more relief this year with the higher water flows. Wedding of the Waters is getting crowded on the weekends and anglers are definitely excited to get out and fish. You can tell it has been a long winter and cabin fever has set in. Hot flies include annelids, sow bugs, midges, streamers. We had a wonderful day this week with long time friends and guests, Pam and Steve. It is always a treat to fish with such great people!
Bighorn River Fish Camp Thermopolis, Wyoming: Dunoir Fishing Adventures is slowly developing our property on the Bighorn River. Our good friend, Jason Redman and the Phat Foam Crew helped us out this weekend move our composting toilet and worked on improving our river access road to our private boat launch. We are slowly working on getting the Bighorn River Fish Camp set up. Right now we are using fish camp for our guides, friends, and family but do have plans for our fishing guests. Keep posted for more to come. Thanks again to Phat Foam, Steve and Pam, and our wonderful family and friends for such an amazing weekend working and fishing. We are truly blessed!
Bighorn River Fishing Report Wyoming River Flows: The Bighorn River flows are starting to bump up due to the amount of snow in the Wind River and Owl Creek Mountains. Flows have ramped up from 900 to 1525 cfs as of today. Boysen Reservoir is currently 88.8% at capacity. It is expected that the river will soon be up to 2100 cfs. Keep posted to see when the Spring Flush will be happening. It will be this month and more info coming tomorrow. To see most current releases from Boysen Dam: Wind River and Bighorn Rivers click HERE. The Bighorn River was off color and had quite a bit of moss floating in it yesterday, but the weather, company and fishing were great. The moss and clarity will only get better as the river flows stabilize. Hot flies: annelids, sow bugs, streamers. Keep posted for Green River water flow information coming soon. It is going to be a big water year!
Bighorn River & Wind River Fishing Report: Last week with the sudden heating up in the weather, the Bighorn River was chocolate milk from Buffalo Creek to north of town. This weekend the Bighorn River cleared up and the fishing was pretty good. Standard winter, spring flies are pulling fish right now. Think annelids, sow bugs, and midge patterns. There is the occasional blue-wing olive hatching, but the big hatch has not started just yet. The Wind River below Boysen dam boat ramps are super hairy right now and the fishing is only so-so. The cold temperatures seem to be putting the fish down and has them holding in deep water. Heads up that there will be a Bighorn River Cleanup Day this Sunday, February 19, 2017. There will be lots of boats and clean up crews on the water.
Green River Fontenelle Fishing Report: The fishing on the Green River below Fontenelle has been pretty darn good for mid-winter. Fishing has been lights out in the mornings and then slowing up in the afternoons when the air temperatures begin to drop. We had several great days over on the Green River last week with long time guest, Ed. Hot flies were: annelids, sow bugs, and midges. We definitely got luck with little to no wind and clear, sunny skies. Boat ramps are still really tricky and just plan on getting stuck a time or two. There have been lots of wade fisherman out trying to shake cabin fever. What a great place to do just that. Get out and enjoy some winter Wyoming fly fishing!