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 Wyoming Fishing Report: Temperatures have been cold and we have been receiving some snow. It looks like warm weather is on the way in the next few days. The river is floatable and fishable, especially on a little warmer day. Should the river become iced up on the Bighorn, Dunoir Fishing Adventures is one of three guide services that are permitted to float the Wind River below Boysen Dam. There is always someplace for our guides to float and fish. Hot flies include: sow bugs, annelids, and midges. Streamers have been pretty decent too. We have guided trips coming up and boats going out in a few days. Keep posted for more fishing reports from the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The river is definitely not crowded right now, and it is great to shake the cabin fever!
Current water flows (CFS) on the Wind and Bighorn River rivers CLICK HERE
Bighorn & Green River Water Flows: Wind River Canyon Update-This last weeks big rains around Wyoming have squashed predictions about big water and flooding. The Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming is flowing at 4200 cfs, and the Green River Fontenelle Dam will be bumping water flows to 3400 cfs on June 4th. Wind River Canyon is open to traffic again. Thank you WYDOT! Here at Dunoir Fishing Adventures we are very excited to see big water! It is a simple equation. Big water = BIG fish! If you know where to find the fish your rewards will be huge, and our guides know where to look for trout! Even better is there should be plenty of water in the river to keep the temperatures down, which make it easier on trout health and vitality. The Dubois fishing is going to be great in the lakes and high mountain tributaries. We have many options for fishing spring conditions. Keep posted for our upcoming trips and fishing report updates.
Bighorn River Spring Flush: March 24th, 2015. Here at Dunoir Fishing Adventures we have been receiving calls inquiring about if/when there will be a spring flush on the Bighorn River. We talked to the Bureau of Reclamation Office today, and they are tentatively planning on flushing the Bighorn River in Thermopolis starting on March 24th. Fishing can be great following the flush, but can be a challenge during the actual flush. Fish do get scattered, but if you know where to look for them your odds of catching a few big fish are good. Should this date change on the flush we will let you know immediately, so keep posted.
Bighorn River March Fishing Report: Tim and I started March off right with a great day of fishing on the Bighorn in Thermopolis. The temperatures were chilly, but the sunshine kept us warm enough, and our fly rod guides didn’t freeze too bad. We enjoyed the good fishing, icy terraces, and laughs. In one hole, we landed four brown trout in a row! Fish were keying in on small nymphs, midges, and annelids. We are back out on the river this week, so please keep posted for more reports to come.
Just because the Wind River and some of its tributaries are blown out with early season run-off doesn’t mean anglers cannot take the opportunity to fish the many other waters located near Dubois, Wyoming. We have been fly fishing with Teresa and Jeff this week in snow, sun, rain, and wind and have had an absolute blast. Both Jeff and Teresa caught several nice trout despite these conditions. The SoCal couple definitely “cowboyed up” and kept tight lines and reaped the rewards. The best part of fishing in variable conditions is that we had the water to ourselves! The Bighorn River and the Green River flows are coming down but still remain high. We love to fish the big water, so don’t let it worry you should you be considering a trip to Wyoming to fish.