Fly Fishing Reports

Big Horn River Reports

Monday, August 24th

Posted by Yankee Jim on Aug 24, 2015 | Big Horn River The Big Horn is a good option if you are on that side of the State. Weeds are a bit of an issue on the lower part of the river but not so bad on the top 12 miles or so. Tricos and Black Caddis are the hatches of choice right now, best early morning and just before dark. The usual San Juan worm and Ray
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Wednesday, August 12th

Posted by Nick Moses on Aug 12, 2015 | Big Horn River The Big Horn is in good shape at the moment. Black Caddis and Tricos are a good option for the dry fly fisherman in the mornings, as well as ants and hoppers in the afternoons. Nymphing has been good on the upper river and a little tougher with the weeds lower down. The normal scuds and sow bugs followed by small mayfly patterns have been
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Saturday, July 4th

Posted by Nick Moses on Jul 4, 2015 | Big Horn River The Big Horn is in good shape right now. For the dry or die folks Black Caddis, yellow sallies and PMDs are all starting to show up and should continue to improve. Nymphing has also been good with worms, sow bugs, and smaller mayfly nymphs. Streamer fishing has also been good in the early mornings and late evenings.
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Thursday, June 18th

Posted by Charlie on Jun 18, 2015 | Big Horn River The river is still running very high at 14,000 cfs, but fishing from a boat has been very good. Wade fishing is tough at these levels because there aren't many place to get into the river. Nymphing has been very good with worms and scuds at the high flows. Streamer fishing has also been fair to good, but dry fly fishing is almost non-existent with
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Sunday, June 14th

Posted by Nick Moses on Jun 14, 2015 | Big Horn River The Big Horn is running high right now but still fishing well. When the water is high, deeper nymph rigs will still get the job done with longer leaders and extra weight. Fishing with a worm followed by scuds or midges fished on the banks and inside turns will find some fish. Streamers are also a good option as the water temps continue to warm
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Sunday, June 7th

Posted by Steven Rendle on Jun 7, 2015 | Big Horn River Fresh report from Ron: Flows on the Bighorn River due to the heavy rains in Wyoming Country have made wade fishing very tough. Fish can still be caught drifting long leader nymph rigs with lots of weight using hot head san juans, wire worms and bigger scud patterns . Best fishing was from the dam to 3 mile. Couple miles down from 3 miles moss becomes a issue.
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Monday, May 25th

Posted by Nick Moses on May 25, 2015 | Big Horn River The Bighorn River is a good option when some of the freestone rivers start getting dirty. Fish are eating Baetis and Midge patterns on the surface, and nymphing with scuds or sowbugs followed by small midge and mayfly patterns will work below the surface. Weeds are starting to become more of an issue especially on some of the lower stretches. Streamer fishing can be productive
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Thursday, May 7th

Posted by Nick Moses on May 7, 2015 | Big Horn River The Big Horn has been holding stready at around 2,200 for the last week and is in good shape. There have been lots of good opportunities for fishing dry flies between the midges and blue wings. Nymphing with small worms, scuds, midges or baetis nymphs has also been productive, however there is some floating algae as you get lower down the river.
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Wednesday, April 29th

Posted by Steven Rendle on Apr 29, 2015 | Big Horn River Here's a fesh report from Ron: There have been lots of midges hatching on most of the river, as well as good numbers of BWO’s. Fish have been feeding good on both but preferring the BWO’s when they’re out. Nymphing has been solid with smaller midge pupa. BWO patterns and small worms have also been effective. The fish
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Sunday, April 19th

Posted by Nick Moses on Apr 19, 2015 | Big Horn River The Big Horn has been fishing really well. Midges are still around and the Baetis are starting to pick up as well. Early afternoons are the best time to get into the Baetis, especially if you get some cloud cover. Nymphing has also been productive as always with scuds, sow bugs and midges. The streamer fishing has been hit or miss, but is definitely worth
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