Species You Fish for by Season:
We fish for brown and rainbow trout. Early spring is midge fishing. Late spring, baetis hatch on cloudy days. Mid-summer, pale morning dun hatches as well as hoppers. Early fall is hoppers, caddis and tricos.
With the Bighorn River being a tailwater fishery, we have great fishing all year round. However, our peak season is April 1 through the middle of November.
Region/Terrain Where You Fish:
The Bighorn River has limited stream access, so the preferred choice of fishing is from a drift boat. Our experienced, Orvis-Endorsed Guides will stop at key spots for wade fishing complete with tips of the trade. This river is a tailwater so it is not affected by spring runoff, and can be fished year round. The Bighorn River is very fisherman friendly so whether you are a novice or a pro-angler, this river never disappoints.
Typical Weather by Season:
Spring: mid-March to end of May 50 degrees in the middle of day and 30 degrees at night.
Summer: June 60-70 degrees. July to end of August 80-90 degrees with an occasional afternoon shower to cool things off.
Fall: 60-70 degrees to end of October. November being 50-60 degrees. Water temps around 30 degrees.