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, Green, and Wind River Fishing Report: Springtime conditions are in full effect with lots of rain, a little snow, and big water in a lot of the river drainages. Here at Dunoir Fishing, our guides love the big water, ice-off on the lakes, and the fishing that is always to be had somewhere. The fish always have to eat. Here are the area conditions and fishing report:
Bighorn River, Thermopolis, Wyoming: The Bighorn River is BIG right now. The Bighorn River is running large at 5976 c cfs, and fishing has slightly slowed down, but that will change the flows have a few days to stabilize. The nymph fishing is good and knowing the seams that hold fish is key. Streamer fishing is good on the right day with good cloud cover. Do not float from 8th Street to Hot Springs State Park as it is closed to high water.
Green River, Fontenelle, Wyoming: The Green River flows were bumped up to 2600 cfs today. Same of the Bighorn, once the river flows stabilize, fishing will definitely pick up. It doesn’t take long. Fishing has been great on the Green River before the water started bumping up. We will have many more reports to come shortly.
Wind River, Dubois, Wyoming: The Wind River is running high at 1480 cubic feet per second (cfs). Water clarity is improving. The conditions can change quickly on the Wind River depending on precipitation in the mountains. Today, the Wind looked fishable and good in spots. Streamers, streamers, streamers. Keep posted for more reports to come!
Bighorn River Fishing Report: Dunoir Fishing Adventures guides have been busy fishing the Bighorn and dialing in spring conditions. We have been doing our best not to fish to spawning rainbows by fishing deep runs and banging the banks with streamers. The streamer bite for nice brown trout has been on! In the right conditions trout are feeding up top, keying in on midges and the occasional blue wing (still a tad early for bwo’s). Wedding of the Waters was extremely crowded this weekend making parking and unloading a boat a test in patience. Our guides decided to fish other options and found plenty of good water and satisfying runs to keep any angler happy. On a different note, the ice is starting to come off area lakes and the fishing is always phenomenal when that happens. If you are looking for a completely different fly fishing experience, try our guided lake fly fishing trips from a boat. We will put you on big trout and keep you moving…just like the trout. Check more photos out on our Facebook Page.
Bighorn River Wyoming Fishing Report: Fishing on the Bighorn River is back to “Bighorn Good.” We had a great day with our friend Chad on Sunday. It looks like spring time is in the air with great fishing and more boats on the river. It was nice to see all of the couples floating and fishing together on Valentine’s Day. A family that plays together, stays together! The rainbow trout are starting to spawn and stage on their redds (spawning beds). Dunoir Fishing Adventures asks anglers coming to fish the Bighorn River to please not fish, wade, or walk across the redds found in shallow riffles in the white gravel patches. There are plenty of nice fish to be caught in the deep runs beneath the riffles without disturbing spawning fish. They are the future of keeping the Bighorn the fishery strong and healthy.
Dubois, Wyoming Fly Fishing Report: We have been guiding for Marlow’s Fly Shop and Absaroka Ranch on the Shoshone National forest and other public waters located near Dubois, Wyoming. We are catching nice Yellowstone Cutthroat trout, rainbow, brookies, and browns. The dry fly bite is on! The Wind River and its tributaries are in prime summer conditions. We did have snow this week in the mountains, but the warm July and August days are back. Keep posted for more reports to come.
Bighorn River Fly Fishing Video by Eric Cook: Thanks Eric for making this great video of our trip this weekend on the ‘Horn. Our guides Jeff and Nick had a stellar day with you guys. Looks like the mantra big water, big flies, equals big fish. The Bighorn River is still flowing at over 7000 cfs, but will be coming down as Wyoming’s waters have peaked. We expect the fishing to be absolutley stellar this year. We have trips going out on the Bighorn and in Dubois this next week, so keep posted for more reports to come.
Bighorn River Big Flows & Dubois Lake Fishing: Wyoming is experience big water flows in the Bighorn, Green, and Wind River drainages. That hasn’t stopped Dunoir Fishing Adventures guides from getting on the water. Guides, Jeramie and Jeff, fishing the Bighorn River at 6500 cfs while the Bureau of Reclamation continued to bump river flows up to 7290 cfs, and had a great day on the river. Water is high, but if you know where the fish are holding you will catch fish. We have caught some of our biggest fish in big river flows. The Dubois area lakes are fishing well right now and are a safe bet too! Keep posted for more reports to come. We have five boats going out over the next few days.
Bighorn River Fishing Guide Report: Spring is in full swing with great trout fishing on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Guide Jeff Judkins had a great day with Johnny and his nephew, Calef, who had his first day in a drift boat in Wyoming. The boys had a great day and caught some nice browns and rainbows! The wind was pretty brutal for Thermopolis standards, but the guys fished through it and had good results. Thank you Johnny and Calef for the fun day! We have several boats going out the next few days on the Bighorn River so stay posted for more reports to come.