Bighorn River Fishing Report Wyoming: WARNING! Ice dam blocking the river at the railroad trestle between Wedding of Waters and 8th Street bridge. There is currently no way to get a boat over or through the dam at this point. Floating ice from 8th Street to Hot Springs State Park Rainbow Terraces and complete ice over north of Thermopolis. Temperatures have gone from negative digits and are slowly climbing. Temperatures are supposed to climb into the 40’s this week. The ice dam should break up in those digits by this week. We will keep you posted as soon as it opens up.
Today we floated the river and had a wonderful day cast and blasting. The fly fishing and the waterfowl hunting were absolutely superb. We were able to take our boat out on private property above the ice dam enabling us to float the upper Bighorn. A huge thank you to the landowners! We boated several nice rainbows and a couple of cutthroats today and two birds in the boat. Key flies right now are midges, baetis, worms, and sowbugs. It is 2017 so don’t forget to AIS boat sticker when floating on Wyoming waters.