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.
Wyoming Fly Fishing Spring Report: Bighorn, Green, Wind River
Bighorn River Fishing Report: The fly fishing on the Bighorn has been great this early spring. Guide Todd Helms had a great day fishing with The Coaches and caught their share of nice trout! The river is flowing at 2000 cfs while work is being done. Traffic is picking up and people are excited to to float. The Spring Flush is projected for March 28th. We will keep you posted as more information is available from the Bureau of Reclamation. In April, the river will be up to 3500-4000 cfs in order to help compensate for our large snowpack/runoff. It is melting by the day at a reasonable rate, and Boysen Reservoir is currently at 85.4% full. It seems like we are in for a great year with plenty of water. Our guides have some of the best experience for big water and know how to find the sweet spots! Hot flies right now are: annelids, sow bugs, midges, and the occasional streamer.
Green River Fishing Report: The Green River below Fontenelle is increasing the water flow this week. Fishing will be a little finicky until the river flows stabilize at a consistent flow. It is going to be a big water year, but our guides’ experience and being in drift boats make all the difference for a good day on the Green River. We have caught some of our largest trout on big water years and look forward to what this spring and early summer will bring.
Bighorn River & Dubois, Wyoming: August Fishing Report: The fishing around the Bighorn and Dubois have been outstanding lately. Fishing slowed down a bit on the Bighorn after they dropped the river flows for summer irrigation, but it has really picked up. The Wind River and its tributaries have been consistently good and the weather outstanding. The bears have really been making their appearance. If you are headed out fishing, we highly recommend having bear spray with you.
We would like to thank our guest, David Horsager, for a two great days on the Bighorn. David is above holding a classic Bighorn Brown. Guide, Nick Fulton, had a blast. We are in peak fishing season and will work hard to update our fishing reports. To see more photos from August, please check out our Facebook Page! Keep posted for more reports to come.