Spring has finally arrived in Wyoming. Many residents are concerned about flooding with our large snow pack (200% of average). All of that snow has to melt off and go somewhere, and that is in the rivers and streams that we fish. Flows in the rivers have been increasing across the state with our warmer weather and recent precipitation. The Bighorn River is flowing at 4240 cfs and has been muddy below Buffalo Creek lately. Wedding of the Waters has been clear with moss. Once the flows stabilize and Buffalo Creek clear, the river should be fishing very well. The Green River has been steady at around 3000 cfs and was slightly bumped to 3520 cfs last week. We are excited to see how that will be fishing this next week. Spring flows do not end the fishing. We have many lakes, river runs, and other tricks up our sleeves to find the trout. The trick is watching the weather and the water flows (found on “Waters We Guide” sections on our website).
Rain and spring weather forced Scott “Piscator” Urbanski and I off the Bighorn River on Saturday. Reports indicated that the river was high and muddy. My family and I floated today (Sunday) and we can confirm that the river is still muddy. Give it a few days and it should be back to normal if we do not get more rain or snow. Scott and I decided on Plan B and to fish near Dubois, Wyoming. It was the right choice as the weather in the morning was beautiful. By the afternoon, we pushed lines through 40 mile per hour winds. Scott represented his name as the “Piscator” catching a beautiful large Brown and this 20 plus inch Rainbow trout on a streamer. New Website Features: We have added a few new features to our website. Within each section of “Waters We Guide,” visitors can find live updates of the water flow (CFS) on each river. We have also included links to purchase Wyoming fishing licenses and Conservation Stamps on our Rates page & Links. We hope these features are helpful and useful when planning your next fishing adventure to Wyoming.
Even with two feet of snow predicted in the mountains in Northwestern Wyoming, spring is definitely in the air and water. River and stream flows are coming up and making some waters blown out, except the Bighorn River and a few other tailwaters. The river flows on the Bighorn River in Wyoming have been holding steady and the water is clear. Had the opportunity to go out with Doc Ingle, a third-generation native to Thermopolis, and had a great day floating from Wedding of the Waters. Weather was rainy, sunny, calm, and winter-like all in one day. Don’t like the weather in Wyoming? Wait five minutes. Doc had the hot hand and on his first cast hooked into a hog. He caught a nice Yellowstone Cutthroat and this big healthy Rainbow. The blue-wing olives swarmed us after this picture. Sow bug patterns were the go-to fly though. Was great floating with Doc and learning a lot about the history on the area. Thanks Doc and look forward to fishing with you again!
Zach Even sent in this photo of his friend, Ashley Bonser, who caught and released this potential Wyoming State record a few days ago. This amazing specimen weighed in at 54 pounds, was 48 inches long, and had a girth of 32.5 inches. Hats off to Ashley for catching this beast and huge kudos for putting it back in the water. Seeing old lake trout like this pulled out of Wyoming waters makes us want to try these tactics! Who wouldn’t want to catch a fish like that? Thanks Zach and Ashley for sharing this catch.
Drift boat fished the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming yesterday with Gabe Harris from Lander. As predicted, the baetis hatch was in full swing by the afternoon (see picture). We floated from Wedding of the Waters to Hot Springs State Park and had a great day. We caught nice big Rainbows and Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. The river is twice as big as last month, flowing at 2440 cfs, which has moved the trout to softer waters. It has changed wade fishing a bit, but the bite is on. You cannot beat a day on the river. Book your trip with us today! Call 307-349-3331
Spring fly fishing in Northwestern Wyoming is definitely as good, if not better than the hot summer months. The baetis are hatching, trout are rising, and are in swing on bwo nymphs. We had the good opportunity to float and demo the new StreamTech Salmon Fly fishing raft/drift boat this weekend. Having only rowed hard boats before, I was excited to see what the rafts could do. I was thoroughly impressed with their tracking, maneuverability, and lightness. Definitely fishing machines! Dunoir Fishing is looking at one of these for those hard to reach waters. Thanks to Link and Becky at StreamTech and Derek Young from Emerging Rivers Guide Service for the chance to row your boat and the great fishing company.
Blast & Cast Trip Information
NEW for the 2013-2014 season Dunoir Fishing Adventures will be offering “blast & cast” trips that include fly fishing and bird hunting. Our head guide and outfitter, Ryan Hudson, with many years of fly fishing and hunting experience, will be leading these trips. Blast and Cast trips will be offered on the Green River, Fontenelle Resevoir, and the Bighorn River near Thermopolis, Wyoming.
|Central Waterfowl Season||Pacific Flyway Season|
|Geese: Limit 5||Ducks: Limit 7|
|October 6-October 22, 2013||September 22-January 4, 2014|
|November 3-December 2, 2013||Geese: Limit 3|
|December 8-February 4, 2014||September 22-December 27, 2013|
What to Expect:
-Long days & pre-dawn starts -Hunting and fishing in good or bad weather
-Unpredictable flight patterns -Heaters used on cold weather hunts
-Expect no sky blasting: We believing in working birds over a spread of decoys
-Hunts will be out of boats and/or blinds
What to Bring:
-12-20 gauge shotgun -Thermos for coffee
-Variety of chokes & Non-toxic 2 3/4″-3″ shells of 2-6 shot for ducks
-2 B & BB shot for goose hunts
-Warm waders -Waterproof Camo Jacket/hat
-2 pair of earthy camo/fingerless gloves med-heavy
-No Blaze Orange on waterfowl hunts
|2013-2014 Rates||One Person||Two People|
|Full Day Blast & Cast Trip||$450||$500|
Spring fly fishing in Wyoming is finally here. Enough of those below freezing days, iced guides, and fighting the cold. Baetis hatch is beginning and the Rainbows are starting to spawn (please respect the spawning beds or redds). We are still offering our Spring Drift Boat Special for $300, one angler or two, and includes lunch, flies, and an all day float (offer ends May 1, 2011)! Join us for a day on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Starting in May, we will begin guiding on Green River in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Don’t miss out!
Dunoir Fishing Adventures is excited to announce that we will be adding the Green River in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge to our list of waters we guide. We are pleased to be working for Four Seasons Fly Fishers allowing us to drift boat or wade fish this world class trout fishery. The best seasons are April-June and in October. Contact us for booking details at 307.349.3331!
Spring Fly Fishing Special with Dunoir Fishing Adventures, LLC!!! $300 drift boat trips, one angler or two! Don’t miss out on this fantastic offer good through May 1st, 2011! We are a permitted guide service on the Bighorn River, Wedding of the Waters to Kirby, Wyoming! Our permits allow us to get out of the boat and wade fish the best holes on BLM unlike other guides! Join our personable and experienced guides for a memorable fly fishing adventure today. Contact us today! Call 307.349.3331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your trip.