The fishing reports and days on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis are improving as much as the weather, which has also been fantastic! Wedding of the Waters down has been very productive with sow bugs, bwo nymph and dry, and other baetis patterns. The Blue Wing Olive hatch has been off the chart the past two weeks. The drift boat is usually caked in BWO’s at the end of the day. Flows on the Bighorn have bumped up to around 1300 cfs and the extra water is nice! I would like to thank Chuck and Julia for a great day on the river. This picture pretty much sums up the day we had. Leaves are coming out, summer-like days more abundant, and lights out fishing…what else can you ask for? In addition, the fishing on the Wind River in Dubois, Wyoming should happen much earlier this year. Keep posted for more great photos and reports from Wyoming’s Bighorn and Wind River.
Fellow guide, Ryan Hudson, and I floated the Green River in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. Like the rest of the tail waters across the state, the Green River is fishing very well. We had a phenomenal day landing the “five pack on the trifecta” catching rainbow trout, brown trout, Snake River cutthroats, whitefish, and suckers on nymphs, streamers, and dry flies. It is good to get back on the Green River after a long winter. It usually is a few weeks behind the other tail waters fishing-wise, but with our warm Spring that we have been having, game is on. Book a trip with us on this world class fishery today and avoid the crowds! Spring is nice on the Refuge due to bird and wildlife habitat and limited guides. We saw four blue herons nesting in a cottonwood on the river yesterday. That is what fishing is all about…getting away, having fun on the water, and seeing Wyoming’s wonderful bird and wildlife populations while catching a boatful of fish!
You have to love when spring hits Wyoming! I know we do after seven plus months of winter and cold days on the water. The fly fishing across Wyoming has been lights out with spring conditions and great fishing. The water is slightly rising, but nothing to worry about. We have been fishing for fun and guiding on the Bighorn River, Green River, Bull Lake, Popo Agie all within the last five days. We have been catching fish on baetis hatches, sow bugs, streamers, and even getting a few to rise and take Blue Wing Olives. Russ had the stellar day yesterday on the Bighorn catching more fish than he could count. Big ones too! This was just one of the few nice ones he hauled in. I had a great day with Russ and Scott yesterday. Thanks guys.
March fly fishing has been lights out in Wyoming! Bureau of Rec. has finished with the spring flush on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis and it is looking good. We have been catching fish on eggs, hothead pine squirrel leeches/small streamers, and annelids. Rainbows are on their spawning beds or redds, so please practice caution and don’t “poach the redds.” There are plenty of fish to catch this time of year without disturbing crucial trout habitat. The fly fishing guide season has kicked off and we are busy on the water. We always enjoy creating a wonderful and rewarding fly fishing experience for all anglers. With four generations of Wyoming fly fishing experience, we will put you on the fish and offer a historic perspective not found in other guides. In the works, Trout TV will be out this summer to shoot a segment on Dunoir Fishing Adventures and the waters we fish. Keep posted.
Fly fishing on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming remains good to excellent. Spring has arrived and we are welcoming the warmer days and a little vitamin D! Annelids, streamers, and baetis are catching fish. We have been catching a lot of healthy rainbows and browns. The fish have staged on the redds and we urge all to not disturb spawning grounds as this is the future of our fishery. In addition, the Bureau of Reclamation will be releasing water from Boysen Dam for a spring flush, March 27-28, to help wash silt and moss from the river to help these spawning trout. Click here for more info: Wind River & Bighorn River Spring Flush
March has definitely brought much warmer weather and less wind. The Bighorn River in Thermopolis has been fishing very well. Flies have ranged from annelids, streamers, and egg patterns. A lot of fly fisherman and drift boats have been on Wedding of the Waters with the warm, longer days. There are plenty of fish to be had by all if you know where to look for them. We are gearing up for a busy season to come. Summer is booking up fast, so be sure to get your fly fishing date set with Dunoir Fishing Adventure guides. With 27 years of fly fishing experience in this region, we know how and where to take you fishing. We are not limited to one river, ensuring that we have plenty of options and opportunities to catch a fish. We will be putting a multi-day discount package out soon, so stay posted.
Nothing beats fly fishing in February in Wyoming! Russ and I had a great day on the Wind River yesterday exercising the StreamTech Green Drake fishing raft. It is so nice having the means to use different boats for different waters. Sow bugs were the ticket for catching fish yesterday. Russ stuck this Brown almost immediately. The wind ended up picking up and ended our fishing a bit early. I have never seen so many tumbleweeds floating down the river ever. Guess that is why they call it the Wind River. Not long until Spring is here. Wedding of the Waters has also been fishing well with standard winter flies: streamers, hotheads, midges, and the occasional dry. The blue winged olive hatch has been very strong this past week!
Fly fishing on the Bighorn River and the Wind River has been quite productive. We have been doing well on streamers, worms, and small midge patterns. Winter fly fishing in Wyoming is on the downward spiral with longer days and much welcomed sunshine between storms. I took my daughter ice fishing on Brooks Lake before President’s Day and we managed to catch a lot of trout, enjoy the mountains, and had perfect weather! Take advantage of our Winter Fly Fishing Drift Boat special for $350 for two anglers, lunch, and flies included. You will not be disappointed. After a float in Thermopolis, Wyoming you can enjoy a soak in the “World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs!”
Have cabin fever yet? If so, it is time to go fishing! Don’t let a little cold weather and ice slow you down. Fly fishing during Wyoming winters can be very productive and fun! We spend most of our time guiding and fishing on the Bighorn and Wind River in Thermopolis and Dubois, Wyoming. If you just can’t get out, check out this fly fishing video shot by Brad Marlow, owner of Marlow’s Fly Shop, in Dubois, Wyoming. The next time you are in Dubois be sure to check out this fly shop on Main St.
Currently, we are offering a Winter Fly Fishing Drift Boat Special, one angler or two, for $350 with lunch, tippet, flies, and instruction provided! Winter time is our favorite season to fish with less crowds and a lot of big fish needing to eat. The Bighorn River in Thermopolis is fishing well right now. Standard winter flies are starting to be productive again. We like to use scuds, midges, and the occasional dry fly when fish are podding up and feeding. Congratulations to Rick with the catch of the weekend! This is why we love to fish in winter!