Bighorn River Fishing Report: Water Flows & Flush-Boysen Dam is starting to bump water flows on the Wind – Bighorn River. According to the Bureau of Reclamation river flows will be around 2000 cfs for March. It is anticipated that the spring flush will be happening around March 28th. This is subject to change should the weather have other ideas. April water flows will be around 3000-3500 cfs. To see most current Wind/Bighorn River water flow click: HERE
The snowpack in the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains is quite abundant this year. It is reminiscent of 2011; the last big water year that we have experienced. The Bighorn River, Green River, and Wind River along with many waters around the state will be running full this year if snowpack is a predictor of anything. We took a scouting trip into the head of of the Wind River/Bighorn River headwaters region at the Ram’s Horn Guest Ranch. Our cabins are completely buried under huge wind blown drifts. We will continue to monitor the high country and keep you posted on those conditions.