Fishing Reports


Fishing Report 8/2

While flows are decreasing, increasing walk/wading opportunities for anglers, the consistent drop in flows this week makes a good selection of flies essential to anyone hitting the water. With trout experiencing 500cfs drops daily this week, they are likely to […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fishing Reports

SPRING FISHING UPDATE April 22, 2016 – Hale Harris, Bighorn Trout Shop Nymph fishing has been fair to good. Boat fishing is only fair because of cold water temperatures and algae. Fish are eating midge pupa, Baetis nymphs, and sowbugs. […]