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Bighorn Fishing Report 6/20/2017

Jun, 20 2017

Reports from the Big Horn have gone down hill fast. Apparently the river turned split pea green with floating grass and weeds. It's probably not worth the drive unless you have to be there for something else.

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Bighorn Fishing Report 6/12/2017

Jun, 12 2017

The reports we've been getting from out that way have stayed possitive. The flows are up a bunch but if you stay in the side channels and soft seams the fish are eating just fine. The better flies have stayed the same for a while, Hot Bead Sow Bugs, Hot…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 6/4/2017

Jun, 04 2017

The flow's on the Big Horn are pretty big and will probably stay that way for a while. The fishing has been good though. Nymphing remains the most productive with Hot Bead Sow Bugs, Hot Bead Scuds, Hot Bead Worms, Baetis Nymphs and Midge Pupas. White Streamers have been working…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 5/24/2017

May, 24 2017

The Big Horn is still exceptionally big right now. We haven't had any decent reports of action on any dries lately. The Nymphing has still been good with Fire Bead Scuds and Sow Bugs as well as San Juan Worms. The Streamer Fishing has been a good program as well.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 5/2/2017

May, 02 2017

The Big Horn is still running quite high and probably will be for several more weeks. The wading has been tough with the exception of side channels. The Hot Bead stuff has been working well as have San Juan Worms, Scuds, Wooley Buggers, and Sculpins. There have been some risers…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 4/13/2017

Apr, 13 2017

The fishing on the Big Horn has remained ok, even though the flows are alot higher than usual. The word on the street is Worms and Hot Beads. The Streamer fishing will have some potential as well. I've heard you can forget about the Dry Fly fishing for a while…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 3/11/2017

Mar, 11 2017

The fishing on the Big Horn has remained solid. The Streamer bite is still one of the best things going. The fish are willing to chase down and eat a variety of colors and sizes right now. The Nymphing has still been real productive, especially in the riffles and drop…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 3/7/2017

Mar, 07 2017

By all accounts the Big Horn continues to be a great spot to put your sights on. The Streamer fishing alone, seems to be worth the price of admission. Add the usual Scud and Worm bite and you have the makings of a nice weekend. The midges should start to…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 3/1/2017

Mar, 01 2017

Reports from the Big Horn continue to be very positive. The Streamer fishing has been top shelf for most people. A few people have sworn by the smaller stuff, where others have said the bigger the better. I don't think it matters much. Nymphing the riffles has been pretty darn…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 2/18/2017

Feb, 18 2017

The reports from the Big Horn have been starting to come in quite steadily lately. It sounds like If you enjoy a little Streamer fishing now and again, you should be planning a trip a few hours East. It doesn't sound like much has mattered other than keeping a sharp…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 2/11/2017

Feb, 11 2017

We haven't gotten as many reports as a week or two ago but the few we've heard have been good, especially the Streamer action. Not too much dry fly stuff going on yet, but that should improve soon. The nymphing seems to be going as well as the Streamers. The…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 1/30/2016

Jan, 30 2017

The Streamer reports continue to be top notch from the Big Horn River. They seem to be chasing a lot of different stuff, there is plenty of room for experimenting over there. The typical Scud, Sow Bug, Worm, Midge combo nymph rigs are working very well too. A fun day…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 1/24/2016

Jan, 24 2017

The few reports we've gotten from the Big Horn have been good. The streamer action really seems to be worth bragging about. No specifics on colors but it doesn't feel like it matters too much when the fish are chasing like they have been. The typical Scud, Sow Bug, Worm…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 1/16/2016

Jan, 16 2017

The Big Horn will be fishing well if you want to take a long weekend or you have to be out that way for something else. The Streamer bite has been good as well as the usual Orange Scuds, Sow Bugs, San Juan Worms and Midge Pupas. Crowds shouldn't be…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/31/2016

Dec, 31 2016

If you are going to be out that way or are willing to take the drive, the Big Horn has been fishing well. Maybe I would wait until the temps got out of the negatives and single digits befor I went though. Streamers will certainly boat some fish as will…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/23/2016

Dec, 23 2016

The reports continue to be pretty good from the Big Horn. It's been cold, but those willing to venture out have been rewarded. The Streamer fishing is still real productive as long as you go a little on the smaller side. Orange Scuds, Sow Bugs, Worms and Midge Pupas are…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/17/2016

Dec, 17 2016

The recent reports from the Big Horn have been good. It sounds like the floating grass is clearing out so the streamer fishing is getting real productive. Colors haven't been as important as size. Most reports say the fish are more likely to eat a #6 or 8 than they…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/6/2016

Dec, 06 2016

The few reports we've been getting from the Big Horn have been good. Most of the weeds have broken off but the floating stuff was still a little bit of an issue a few days ago. The streamer fishing has been picking up. Color hasn't mattered a ton but the…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/28/2016

Nov, 28 2016

The fishing on the Big Horn has been picking up lately. The cooler temps have been clearing out the weeds and have put some Brown Trout into spawning mode. From the very few reports we've gotten, the streamer bite has really picked up. The orange and yellow or fire tiger…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/19/2016

Nov, 19 2016

Good news from reports on the Big Horn. The water temps are coming down finaly and the fish are responding in a positve mannor. The Streamer fishing seems to be the most improved. It's a little tough in the 3 to B stretch because of the weeds. Apparently smaller streamers…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/01/2016

Nov, 01 2016

Nothing much has changed lately on the Big Horn. It sounds like they're still waiting for the weather to change some and the water temps to drop a little. Floating grass and weeds are an issue below 3 mile. They aren't seeing much spawning activity yet so the streamer bite…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/18/2016

Oct, 18 2016

Reports from the Big Horn have been pretty positive lately. A few Tricos are still around late morning for a couple hours and depending on the weather, some Baetis later on in the day. Most activity seems to be sub surface though. Orange Scuds are leading the charge along with…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 09/28/2016

Sep, 28 2016

The most recent reports we've been getting have been pretty possitive. A few Trico's are still hanging around, fish seem to be eating the spinners from around 9-11am. Baetis have been a little spotty it seems, totally weather dependent. The nastier the weather, the better the hatch. Streamer fishing has…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 09/08/2016

Sep, 08 2016

The Big Horn is a great option right now if you are going to be in that neck of the woods. Local reports say the Tricos have been slowing down some but still productive mid to late mornings. Baetis and Psudo's have been picking up the slack in the afternoon.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 09/07/2016

Sep, 07 2016

The Big Horn is still a good option. The Trico fishing has been the main attraction, with good fishing from 9ish to 1ish in the afternoon, both on top and with drowned tricos below the surface. A short palsa indicator rig with a trico spinner up top and black little…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 09/04/2016

Sep, 04 2016

The Big Horn is still a good option. The Trico fishing has been the main attraction, with good fishing from 9ish to 1ish in the afternoon, both on top and with drowned tricos below the surface. A short palsa indicator rig with a trico spinner up top and black little…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/22/2016

Aug, 22 2016

Reports from the Big Horn keep getting better. The weeds seem to be getting a little better and the fish are eating some dries.Trico's are still the main attraction for the most part. Early to mid morning has been the best to catch the fish rising a ton, and moving…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/18/2016

Aug, 18 2016

Reports from the Big Horn keep getting better. The weeds seem to be getting a little better and the fish are eating some dries.Trico's are still the main attraction for the most part. Early to mid morning has been the best to catch the fish rising a ton, and moving…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/12/2016

Aug, 12 2016

We've just started to get some positive reports from the Big Horn from earlier in the week. The Tricos have started coming off in great numbers. Mostly from 3 mile - downstream. Hoppers have been kicking into high gear as well. The fish are still holding in the faster water…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/08/2016

Aug, 08 2016

We still haven't gotten too many positive reports from that neck of the woods. A good costomer of ours went Smallmouth Bass fishing around the area where the Big Horn hits the Yellowstone and said it was "World Class". Crawdads, Streamers, Poppers and even a few big Hoppers caught fish.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/29/2016

Jul, 29 2016

Positive reports from The Big Horn have been far and few. Black Caddis are starting to get thick late afternoons until dark. A Hopper bite is starting to become a good option in the middle of the day. By all reports we've gotten, a Worm or a Sow Bug along…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/19/2016

Jul, 19 2016

We haven't gotten any possitive reports from the Big Horn lately. There seems to be alot of weeds and not alot of fish rising. Several people mentioned having to slap weeds off even with a dry fly. The lower end is probably super for Small Mouth Bass right now. Maybe…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/12/2016

Jul, 12 2016

Fishing on the Big Horn has not improved lately. The weeds are pretty thick and the reports just haven't been very good from the few of our customers who were out that way.

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/05/2016

Jul, 05 2016

Fishing on the Big Horn is moderate, but be prepared to do the Big Horn Slap quite a few times to rid any nymphs or streamers of moss.  It's also a pretty popular area with small flotillas taking off around 8:30am.  Go for an earlier or a later start time…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/05/2016

Jun, 29 2016

Fishing on the Big Horn is moderate, but be prepared to do the Big Horn Slap quite a few times to rid any nymphs or streamers of moss.  It's also a pretty popular area with small flotillas taking off around 8:30am.  Go for an earlier or a later start time…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/29/2016

Jun, 29 2016

Reports from the Big Horn have gone from kind of possitive to very negative. The water is very low, there's a ton of weeds and way too many people. These are just reports we've gotten from people who were just up there. If you have business in Billings it's probably…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/24/2016

Jun, 24 2016

The handful of reports we've gotten from out that way have been a little more positive than last week. The flows have come down a little and the weeds aren't bad yet. PMD's and Caddis are on the menu, as are the typical Sow Bug, Scud, San Juan, Pheasant Tail…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/18/2016

Jun, 18 2016

We havn't been getting too many reports lately from the Big Horn, but judging by the flows it should be getting prime. The Rainbows will be coming off the spawn and feeling friskey and the Browns will be getting active as the temps start to come up again. PMD's are…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/09/2016

Jun, 09 2016

Reports from the Big Horn have been a little on the negative side lately. The flows have been high and alot of Rainbows are still on their spawning Redds. Nymphing with Hot Bead Scuds and Sow Bugs, Eggs and some PMD or Baetis Nymphs has been as good as anything.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/31/2016

May, 31 2016

Flows are relatively high for the Bighorn right now...or more so than what most folks are going to expect. So, wade fishing options are limited but there are plenty of them accessible from a driftboat or raft. Rainbows are starting to spawn-especially in the upper river- so you will find…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/31/2016

May, 31 2016

Flows are relatively high for the Bighorn right now...or more so than what most folks are going to expect. So, wade fishing options are limited but there are plenty of them accessible from a driftboat or raft. Rainbows are starting to spawn-especially in the upper river- so you will find…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/16/2016

May, 16 2016

The Big Horn is a good option this time of year as some of our freestone rivers are high and dirty with runoff. Nymphing has been good with scuds, sow bugs, worms, smaller mayfly nymphs and midges. The streamer bite has also started to pick up some, and there are…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/11/2016

May, 11 2016

The Big Horn is a pretty good option for a weekend trip. Baetis and Midges are hatching in good numbers right now. We've gotten several reports of decent dry fly fishing this weekend. The standard pink and orange Scuds and Sow Bugs, along with San Juan Worms have been working…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/04/2016

May, 04 2016

The Big Horn will be a great option now while the runoff hits our local rivers. Nymphing with scuds, sowbugs, midges, and smaller mayfly nymphs will work well. The Baetis hatch has been good as well if you would like to fish some dries! The streamer bite has been best…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 04/29/2016

Apr, 29 2016

The Big Horn has been fishing ok from the few reports we've gotten lately. Don't expect to be by your lonesome though, it's getting crowded, even by Big Horn standards. The usual tailwater and spring creek flies should work just fine, maybe look for some Baetis here and there. If…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 04/12/2016

Apr, 12 2016

The Bighorn has been starting to come around and also starting to get a little bit busier. Midges are still out and providing good dry fly fishing as well as some baetis starting to show up in the afternoons. The Baetis hatches should continue to get better and better. Nymphing…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 1/20/2016

Jan, 20 2016

The temps have been getting warmer as of late on the Big Horn and the huge crowds havn't shown up in the masses yet, all though I've heard it has been a little more crowded this year compared to other years. The fishing has been consistant with orange Scuds,…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/27/2015

Dec, 27 2015

It's been cold and windy on the Big Horn lately but it looks like it could warm up later in the week for New Years. If you need a place to go for a couple of days and want to catch your first 2016 trout consider going here. I…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/16/2015

Dec, 16 2015

Reports from the Big Horn continue to be possitive. I've seen a couple of pictures of some big fish caught up there last week. The best reports have been from streamer dudes. Stripping small to medium Sculpins or Baby Rainbow Trout patterns through the riffles and skinny tail outs…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/28/2015

Nov, 28 2015

The Big Horn is a great choice if you are going to be in that part of the state or you're looking for a productive over nighter. The Streamer fishing has been good to great and the occasional Midge hatch has had some fish up eating dries once and…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/19/2015

Nov, 19 2015

The Big Horn continues to be very good. The weeds are thinning out and the Streamer fishing has picked up a bunch. The Brown Trout spawn is just getting started so they seem to be getting extra spunky. Some BWO's might still show up but Midges are the dominant…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/10/2015

Nov, 10 2015

Reports from several people have been very positive. The weeds are clearing out well and BWO hatches are still going strong. Most people seem to be switching to Streamers though since the weeds aren't very bad. The Browns are probably getting ready to start on the "Horn" so they…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/26/2015

Oct, 27 2015

Tricos are done for the year and some small baetis are just getting started during the afternoons. Dry fly fishing hasn't been great, but look for the baetis to get better now that fall weather is finally here. The streamer bite is picking up with smaller olive and white…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/12/2015

Oct, 12 2015

The Big Horn hasn't changed too much the last few days. It seems like Tricos are still most likely the hatch you'll fish. Some B.W.O.'s came off this weekend with the cool weather and hopefully they will gain some momentum in the upcoming days. Plenty of people are catching…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/06/2015

Oct, 06 2015

The Big Horn hasn't changed too much the last few days. It seems like Tricos are still most likely the hatch you'll fish. Some B.W.O.'s came off this weekend with the cool weather and hopefully they will gain some momentum in the upcoming days. Plenty of people are catching…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/01/2015

Oct, 01 2015

Reports from the Big horn have been pretty good considering the weeds are still as thick as ever. Tricos and Black Caddis are still hatching so the dry fly fishing is a great option. The usual Ray Charles and a Worm will work fine in the riffles or any…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/24/2015

Aug, 24 2015

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…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/12/2015

Aug, 12 2015

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…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/04/2015

Jul, 04 2015

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…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/18/2015

Jun, 18 2015

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.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/14/2015

Jun, 14 2015

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…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/07/2015

Jun, 07 2015

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…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 5/25/2015

May, 25 2015

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…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 5/7/2015

May, 07 2015

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,…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 4/19/2015

Apr, 19 2015

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,…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 4/3/2015

Apr, 03 2015

Nymphing has been very good with scud, sowbug, midge and baetis patterns. There are still good midge hatches, and baetis are just getting started in the afternoon. Streamer fishing has also been good at times, especially if you can hit an overcast day.

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Bighorn Fishing Report 3/23/2015

Mar, 23 2015

The Big Horn is a good option in early spring, you can dodge some of the busier crowds at this time of year and the fishing is good. Some baetis are starting to show up and midges are still going strong. Nymphing with scuds, sow bugs, and a variety…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 3/9/2015

Mar, 09 2015

Dry fly fishing has been pretty good with lots of midges and a few baetis starting to hatch. Nymphing will work the rest of the time with sowbug, scud, midge and worm patterns. Streamer fishing has also been effective with slow stripped streamers fished down deep.

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Bighorn Fishing Report 2/27/2015

Feb, 27 2015

 The Big Horn is always a good winter option. Nymphing with Firebead sows, scuds and midges is best this time of year. There are some midge hatches kicking around so have some midge clusters on you as well. If you want to toss streamers start with something bright or…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 2/9/2015

Feb, 09 2015

Fishing has been good with the normal stuff for this time of year. Firebead sowbugs, Ray Charles, worm and midge pupa have all been fishing well. Streamer fishing has also produced consistently with olive and white being the colors of choice. Midges have made for some sporadic dry fly…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 1/10/2015

Jan, 10 2015

The Big Horn is a great option this time of year if you’re willing to make the trip. The water temperatures are still in the 40’s, and the fish are happy. Streamers are working for those of you who like to strip, there are midges around for the dry…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/13/2014

Dec, 13 2014

Sounds like the grass has finally cleared up. There are a lot of browns spawning right now, so keep your eye out and keep your distance. The dry fly has been decent. Late Baetis and Pseudos have the most fish looking up. The midges are just around the corner.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/03/2014

Dec, 03 2014

The river has finally cleared of the grass that plagued it throughout fall this year. Nymphing has been solid with baetis, scud, sowbug, egg, worm and midge patterns. Browns are in full spawn now which comes a little later on the Horn than most rivers. Baetis hatches are making…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/13/2014

Nov, 13 2014

The Bighorn is a good option during the winter. Water temps are still above 50 degrees and fish havef been feeding well. The river is still a bit weedy and off color, but fishing has improved over the last couple of weeks. Streamer fishing is good with streamers fished…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/31/2014

Oct, 31 2014

Nymphing is your best bet on the Big Horn right now. Using long leaders and fishing san juans, scuds and sows, small mayflies, and midges has been the ticket. Streamer fishing is also good this time of year, but slow your strips down as the water temperatures begin to…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/6/2014

Oct, 06 2014

The baetis have been popping and it should continue to improve making for some good fishing.  The fishing has been best using nymphs or streamers lately but few fish have still been rising in the mornings for Tricos and Spinners.  Pseudos have also been seen on the Big Horn…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 09/10/2014

Sep, 10 2014

The water flows have been inconsistent on the Big Horn, especially this month.  Today the flows are above 3,000 cfs.  There are some weeds breaking up but fishing has still been good, just focus efforts in the faster water.  The hopper/dropper has been an effective rig, but the hopper…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/28/2014

Aug, 28 2014

The water flows have been inconsistent on the Big Horn, especially this month.  Today the flows are above 3,000 cfs.  There are some weeds breaking up but fishing has still been good, just focus efforts in the faster water.  The hopper/dropper has been an effective rig, but the hopper…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 08/16/2014

Aug, 16 2014

The Big Horn is experiencing a few hatches here in mid-August and we have had reports that the fishing has been productive.  In the lower sections but gradually moving upstream are the Yellow Sallies and PMDs.  The caddis are hatching as well so using black and tan caddis in…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/27/2014

Jul, 27 2014

The Bighorn is fishing well right now. Mornings and evenings have been best with the high sun and heat slowing the fishing down a bit in the afternoons. Fish are looking up for black caddis, sallies, and PMDs. A few fish are starting to look for hoppers, and that…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/16/2014

Jul, 16 2014

We have had reports that the fishing can be hit or miss on the Big Horn lately.  The algae blooms have started and are proving to make fishing challenging.  The midge and callibaetis have slowed down, so keep an eye out for the next hatch.  PMD hatches are around…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/11/2014

Jul, 11 2014

The flows have increased significantly in the last few days making subsurface fishing the best option.  The best times to fish the Big Horn lately have been in the morning to early afternoon.  We have had a few reports of the black caddis being a good dry fly for…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/07/2014

Jul, 07 2014

The Big Horn is really weedy right now, and not fishing incredibly well.  But it is not very crowded for Big Horn standards.  Most are fishing the upper miles.  Standard Big Horn nymph rigs, and sporadic dry fly fishing on BWOs and PMDs.

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/22/2014

Jun, 22 2014

Dry fly fishing has slowed down some on the Big Horn. Nymphing has still been good with blood worms, scuds and sows, small mayfly nymphs and midges. There is some algae floating around so be ready for that, the damn dam to 3mile is the best section to fish…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 06/13/2014

Jun, 13 2014

The Big Horn is in good shape right now. The level has dropped a lot over the last four days and is now under 5,000cfs. Nymphing has been good with scuds, sow bugs, san jauns, small mayfly nymphs and midges. The dry fly fishing has also been good with…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/24/2014

May, 24 2014

The Big Horn is fishing well, and is a good option this time of year. The dry fly fishing has been picking up, and there have been good numbers of baetis out in the early afternoons. Nymphing has also been good with san juans, scuds, sows, firebeads, red midges,…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 05/12/2014

May, 12 2014

The Big Horn is fishing well. Nymphing has been best with scuds, sows, red midge larvae, and Baetis nymphs. The dry fly fishing has been slower, but good in places if you can find some pockets of rising fish. The water is high, so focus on the slower soft…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 03/30/2014

Mar, 30 2014

Nymphing has been great in slower water and back channels. Midges are still making up the bulk of the diet, but sowbugs and scuds have also been effective. There have been enough midges hatching to make for decent dry fly fishing at times. Streamer fishing has also been improving.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/27/2013

Dec, 27 2013

Nice weather has been making for good fishing over on the Bighorn now. Midges have been coming off in good numbers and fish have been on the clusters pretty good at times. There are still a few baetis around too with the warmer water coming out of the lake.…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/16/2013

Dec, 16 2013

Fishing has been good on the Bighorn now that the weather isn't too harsh. Not much for dry fly fishing, but midge clusters have been taking some fish. Nymphing with firebead sowbugs and midges has been reliable. Fish are now holding in the slower, deeper runs and tailouts.

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Bighorn Fishing Report 12/10/2013

Dec, 10 2013

Fishing was great before the cold with good baetis hatches coming off. We haven't heard anything since then, but winter is usually consistent over on the Horn. Midge hatches will pick up as baetis die off. Nymphing with smaller midge and mayfly patterns, sowbugs, scuds and worms is usually…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/13/2013

Nov, 13 2013

Crowds are gone and fishing has been great. Baetis are the main hatch now with some trico and black caddis hatches still around. Baetis and midges will be most predominant with some nasty winter weather expected soon. Streamer fishing has been solid with the brown trout spawn coming later…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 11/04/2013

Nov, 04 2013

Fishing is good and pressure isn't bad now. Baetis are coming off thick and dry fly fishing has been good when there are some clouds or morning fog. Streamer fishing keeps getting better with brown trout getting aggressive as they prepare to spawn. Nymphing has been killing it with…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 10/23/13

Oct, 23 2013

Fishing has been good as usual over on the Big Horn. The river has some color to it from the lake turning over, but not enough to mess with the catching. Black caddis and baetis are producing the bulk of the dry fly action now. Nymphing has been very…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 09/29/2013

Sep, 29 2013

The Big Horn has been fishing well. Overcast conditions have produced great dry fly opportunities for pseudos. Nymphing also been good with worms, sowbugs and scuds, baeits nymphs, midges and caddis pupas. The streamer bite has also picked up and will continue to improve as the browns get ready…

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Bighorn Fishing Report 07/08/2013

Jul, 08 2013

Just got back from a few days over in Ft. Smith and was surprised to see the river so quiet for the weekend. Not much in terms of hatches right now, but they should start to see some PMD's and Yellow Sallies getting strong very soon. Nymping in the…

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