It looks like Fall is on its way out and Winter has finally arrived with sub zero temperatures and snow covering the landscape. The fly fishing has been very good the past few weeks with everything working from standard nymphs, streamers, and small dry Mayflies. On Sunday, fish were still podding up and slurping bugs on top of the water. You cannot beat fishing dry flies in December. Winter Special!!! For those hardy fisher people that don’t mind winter or a little cold weather, we are offering drift boat trips for $350 good through March 1st, 2012. Winter is one of our favorite times to fish the Bighorn as it does not freeze over and the fishing remains good. The key is to dress warm and let us take care of the rest!
Fall fishing in Wyoming is moving into full effect. Cold nights, snow in the mountains, and colorful trees has been the trend. Our weather has been great! Crisp days have replaced those hot and busy days of summer. The fly fishing is definitely changing, but remains to be good! We have been catching several large Rainbows, Cutthroats, Cut-Bows, and few Browns. We have been fishing the Bighorn, Wind River, and Lander streams with much success. Fall and Winter are our favorite time to fish! Productive Flies: Annelids, Baetis, Leeches, Buggers
Fishing on the Bighorn (Wedding of the Waters) and the Wind River have been outstanding lately. The river is back into its old form and Fall is right around the corner. Our guides have been using annelids, stone fly nymphs, streamers, and standard dry fly patterns. Seems like the fish are happy and hungry since the flows have dropped. It was a perfect time to take my family and get them hooked into some nice Rainbows. Yesterday, clients Russ and Sherrie landed several fish over 20 inches. Smaller healthy fish have been caught too, and it is nice to see the up-and-comers packing on meat and re-supplying the trout population.
Dunoir Fishing Adventures has been very busy on the rivers and lakes. This past weekend we were guiding on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, and we had the wonderful opportunity to work with the beautiful ladies with Casting for Recovery Clinic in Dubois, Wyoming. This clinic was definitely the highlight of our summer guiding! It was an honor to take part in Wyoming’s first Casting for Recovery clinic, and to work with an amazing group of fly fisher women! Thanks to Mary Turney for organizing such an amazing event. Fishing Report: We have had boats on the Bighorn River for the past four days, and the fishing is shaping up into its old form. Spring runoff has FINALLY subsided and river flows have dropped down to 1660 cfs. Nymphs, streamers, and terrestrials are all working. Fishing…lights out! Call 307.349.3331 to book your trip today!
We have just added a new boat to our fleet, a StreamTech Green Drake 13 foot fishing raft perfect for those hard to reach waters. We gave it a test run yesterday on the Wind River below Boysen Dam and I must say I am flat-out impressed. This boat handles as well, if not better, than the drift boat on more technical waters, and it feels extremely safe in eddy lines, rough water, and holding anchor. Another addition for Dunoir Fishing Adventures is our newly permitted access to fish Boysen State Park below Boysen Dam on the Wind River at the head of Wind River Canyon. This section of river has fantastic scenery and HUGE Browns, Rainbows, Cutts, Walleye, and Catfish. This section of river mixed with the Wedding of the Waters in Thermopolis will make for a fishing trip of a lifetime. Call to book your trip today at 307-349-3331.
It has been a pretty amazing summer for fishing, weather, and waters. Some of the high mountain lakes around Dubois have just iced-off. Who would have imagined? The fish are happy, hungry, and glad to see some blue sky. We are excited about insects hatching and dry flies are starting to produce fish. The mosquitoes are out and so is the bug spray. We are waiting for the grasshoppers and terrestrials to grow bigger and the trout start slamming them. Soon. The Bighorn and the Green Rivers are still flowing above 5000 cfs. Remeber, big waters…big fish. Dunoir Fishing Adventures is picking up a new StreamTech Green Drake fishing raft this next week, which will be great for the upper Wind River near Dubois and many other waters that we could not reach before. Big things are in the works for us and we will announce it soon. Keep posted. To book a trip with us, call 307-349-3331.
The water flows on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis have drastically dropped. Last week, flows were around 5000 cfs and today they have dropped to 2490 cfs. We fished the river two days ago at 4000 cfs and it was outstanding. We are kind of bummed that the flows are dropping because it is so much fun flushing the big fish in big waters on big bugs. We caught numerous fish nymphing annelids and throwing big streamers. The fishing should remain good to excellent as the flows drop. Dry fly fishing coming soon! In addition to the Bighorn River, the Wind River remains blown out near Dubois. Some of our key mountain lakes on the Shoshone National Forest are finally icing off, which is a great time to fish them. Full guide season has started and we have been busy. To book your trip, call 307-349-3331. We will work hard to put you on the fish and provide an enjoyable fishing experience with our knowledgeable and personable guides who have fished the area for well over 26 years.
Summer has finally hit the high country in Wyoming and big river flows are being reported around the state. The Wind River near Dubois is at high water mark and completely blown out. However, lower down on the river at Wedding of the Waters, where the Wind River becomes the Bighorn, water levels are dropping and the fishing is excellent right now. We have a trip tomorrow on the Bighorn and will be reporting back. Keep posted. Even in high water flows and runoff, there are plenty of waters to successfully fish. Book your trip today at 307-349-3331.
We spent a few days fishing the Green River on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge this last week with guests and for ourselves. The flows are up to 4600 cfs and will probably continue to rise. Summer fishing on the Green River has finally arrived. Baetis nymphs and BWO’s were abundant and expected with the cloud cover and warmer temperatures. Nymph and streamer fishing have been very good with the big water flows in the soft pockets. Yesterday, we boated this 26 inch Brown and a 24.5 inch Rainbow, but probably lost the largest fish of the day on a snapped line. Our boat landed Browns, Yellowstone Cuts, Rainbows, and White Fish. It is nice to have some warmer weather and really enjoying the big river fly fishing in Wyoming. I think the Green River will be fishing for a while to come as long as the water temperatures remain cool during July. In addition to fishing, we have seen several bald eagles, raccoons, blue herons, and the fish eating pelicans. What is not to love fishing in Wyoming?
Jarrod Johnson with a fine specimen of a Brown trout caught on the Wind River! We had another fine day on the Wind this Wednesday catching two huge Browns. Once again, big streamers were the ticket for pulling the big fish off the banks. Our weather is finally turning into summer-like conditions and the waters across the state are flowing large. No worries though because big waters equal big fish! Reports on Wedding of the Waters and the Bighorn have been fantastic too. Remember to watch for those river flows stabilizing and watch the weather for clear conditions. We are headed for the Green River on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge this next week, so keep posted. NEW Website Update: We have added a link to Wyoming Weather Forecasts to help you plan your next fishing adventure. To book your trip today call: 307-349-3331.