June Fishing Report

After a long period of record flow releases, the Bureau of Reclamation has begun gradually reducing streamflow releases from Yellowtail Dam. Current releases are suspected to stay at 9,000cfs through the rest of this week, with further cuts occurring after […]


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 […]


April Fishing Report

April Fishing Report Provided by Bighorn Angler Some are getting out on the water while others staying at home and hanging with the fam.  We like the fishing part.  Still not crazy busy here on the Bighorn but definitely picking […]


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 […]


March Fishing Report 2017

March Fishing Report Hale Harris, Bighorn Trout Shop High, early-spring flows are unusual on the Bighorn. Cold, high water pushes the fish toward the bank and excellent fishing can be enjoyed if you find runs and holes with the right […]


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 […]


2017 Carp Tournament & Bighorn River Days

Since 1989 the Bighorn River Alliance has hosted the annual Bighorn ” Big Lips” Carp Classic Tournament on Bighorn Lake to encourage dry-fly Carp recreation and raise funds for cold water conservation efforts. Known as the biggest Carp Tournament in […]


Bighorn River Issue’s Group Update

The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) held its Fall Planning meeting on November 5, 2015 and once again combined that meeting with the Bighorn Issues Group semi-annual meeting. It was well attended. As is par for the course, then meeting began […]

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