Bighorn River Fishing Report: Thermopolis, Wyoming; The Bighorn River water flows have recently bumped up to 3000 CFS in anticipation of spring runoff. There is only about 977 CFS flowing into Boysen Reservoir, so the Bureau of Reclamation is planning ahead. With not as much snowpack this year, the Bighorn River should not see the high water flows that we have seen in the past couple of seasons. We will see what the rest of spring brings too. We will keep you posted on any crazy weather or conditions that could pop up.
This weekend brought the first real blue wing olive hatch for the season. The dry fly fishing was the most productive with trout feeding on the surface actively. It is always a hoot to be fishing smaller dry flies so early in the season and there should only be more of the blue wing bite to come. Hot flies: annelids, eggs, midges, and blue wing olives. To see the most current Wind River/Bighorn River water flows click HERE.