Bighorn River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Jeramie Prine
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Bighorn River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing is consistent right now. Keep rotating through flies until you find what the trout are keying on (think sow bugs and baetis nymphs). This will change through the day. Afternoons seem to be fishing better, and fish are rising to dry midges that are hatching. Please avoid Rainbows on their spawning beds (redds). It is not good form to bother fish trying to reproduce. Fish the deep water below the redds. To see the actual water flows, please visit:
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 22 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Bighorn River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dunoir Fishing Adventures

Water flow: 1016 CFS

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10:00-3:00

Best stretch: All of it!

Best access point: Wedding of the Waters

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, sow bugs, annelids, baetis.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Spring

Nearest airport: Riverton Regional Airport

Bighorn River Description

The Bighorn River in Wyoming is an absolutely amazing fishery that you can fish year-round for big healthy browns, rainbows, and the occasional cutthroat trout. It definitely helps to fish this river from a drift boat as it is a large river, and there is limited and hard to reach public access. The Bighorn River boasts roughly 3000 trout per mile, and the scenery is not too bad either. The Bighorn River in ...

Techniques & Tips

Traditional nymph rigs are working well right now. Run a longer leash to get down to the trout. Use two BB's for weight if you need to. If you see trout sipping, be sure to pull out the dries and match the hatch (blue wing olives). Dry fly fishing is happening with the right conditions. Watch for sippers and bwo's! Streamers are also fairly decent right now.

7-Day Forecast

Temperatures will be in the mid to high 50's-70's this week. Not much precipitation is expected after today. The weather is really starting to get nice. Get out and enjoy your time on the water.

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