Bighorn River & Dubois Fishing Reports: The fly fishing on the Bighorn has been pretty decent this week despite unfavorable looking water. Our guides Nick and Todd have been out several days this week, and have brought quite a few nice fish to the boat. Water is off-color and visibility is limited. Water flows on the Bighorn River are currently running at 7042 cfs and Boysen Reservoir is 73% full. Inflow is up to 15,640 cfs so we are definitely seeing the beginning of peak runoff. Guide Todd is out again today, so we will have more reports coming soon. Hot flies are sow bugs and annelids right now. The fly fishing in Dubois is still fairly limited with the Wind River running big and some flooding occurring. There are a few nice lakes to fish and a few tributaries that are fishing well.
Wind River Fly Fishing Winter Report: Dubois, Wyoming is experiencing full on winter conditions right now. Tributaries are frozen and the Wind River on the reservation is mostly frozen or has floating ice coming down the river. There are areas near Dubois that are still fishable if you are willing to brave the cold conditions and iced guides. I had the opportunity to fish with our good friend Leon today on some private water of his. Brown trout were hungry! He has been busy guiding fishing trips. and I was fortunate enough to catch him on a day off. I am blessed to call him my friend, and experience such a great day in Wyoming.
The tailwater of the Wind River and the Bighorn River will remain to be good fishing. Midges, sowbugs, and baetis will be go to flies. We are looking forward to guided trips this next month on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Guiding on the Bighorn River in the winter is one of our specialties and favorite things to do. Warm lunch, affordable trip, and killer good fishing. Keep posted for more fishing reports to come!