Bighorn Fishing Report for May 1, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Bighorn Fishing Report 5/1/2021

Date: 05/01/2021

Current Conditions

The Bighorn River Baetis are starting to pick up, but Nymphing is still the producing the most with sowbugs/scuds, Caddis Larva, Pheasant Tails in #16-18, Hare's Ears, Worms, Zebra Midges, and Perdigons. The best time to fish is going to be mid-morning into the afternoon. Calm overcast days are going to have more fish rising than bright sunny days. This river is still fishing pretty slow but producing good fish.

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Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter.

Mar. 29 - 2021

  • Face coverings are mandatory (Gallatin County Health Dept. Mandate)
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the store
  • In-store license sales will be available 3/1/21 (buy online at fwp.mt.gov in the meantime)
  • Private shopping is available in 30-minute time-slots, call 406-586-2188 to make a reservation
Covid-19 Plan

Flows

3160 CFS
On 2021-5-1

Streamflow

Bighorn Fishing Report 5/1/2021 Streamflow

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Half-Day Guided Trip

Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.

  • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
  • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability.
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Full-Day Guided Trip

Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
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Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter.

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