Connecting Bighorn Observations to Facts

Connecting Bighorn Observations to Facts By Anne Marie Emery, Executive director Working in conservation, one is constantly struggling with finding numerical data that correlates and supports angler observations regarding the health of the river. Not a day goes by that […]


Alliance Addresses Flow Concerns with BOR

The Bighorn River Alliance continues to take issue with the current water management policies of the Bureau of Reclamation Montana Area Office regarding releases from Yellowtail Dam into the Bighorn River. Over the past ten years, the Montana Area Office […]


Fishing the Bighorn at 8500 cfs

FISHING THE BIGHORN AT 8500cfs By: Dante Bonanini, Bighorn Alliance board member, Fly-fishing guide at Bighorn Trout Shop The Bighorn River is arguably the best trout stream in the world regardless of high water or low water. High water brings […]


2017- A Record Year for High Flow?

As I write this, the Bighorn reservoir is at 90% percent full with only 8.8 more feet of water needed to reach full pool, and it is only the end of February.   Working in fisheries below tail water dams for […]


Afterbay Maintenance Work

Earlier this week the Bureau of Reclamation lowered the pool elevation behind Afterbay Dam to perform their annual maintenance inspection on the dams radial gates. During this time, water was released into the Bighorn river from the sluice gates and […]


Frank Johnson’s Overview of River and Lake Management

MANAGEMENT OF RIVER FLOWS BY BUREAU OF RECLAMATION The following is an exchange of letters between Frank Johnson, a member of the Big Horn River Alliance and Mr. Dan Jewell, Area Manager, Montana Office of the Bureau of Reclamation. After […]


How’s the River? With Ken Frazier

How’s The River? – an Interview with Ken Frazier An Interview with Ken Frazer, District Fisheries Supervisor, Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks October 14, 2009. Of course, it is always interesting to talk to Ken Frazer about the […]


Economic Value of the Bighorn River Fishery

Economic values associated with the Bighorn River January, 2010 Most folks simply use the expenditure information since it is easy to understand and explainable. However, to demonstrate the total value of the fisheries resource one should include the net economic […]