Month: June 2011

Bighorn Trout Shop Guide Cam #1

Just recently Bighorn Trout Shop purchased the GoPro HD Naked video camera. You may have seen these advertised. Snowboarders, surfers, water skiers and all manner of outdoor sport enthusiasts strap them to their helmets, chests, motorcycles, etc. to film their exploits. This camera is very small, has a super wide-angle lens, and comes in a… Read more

Bighorn River Update: June 10, 2011

A Beautiful Spring Day on the Bighorn Fishing has really turned on in the last few days. This is due in part to the cloudy weather, and the fact that the water flow has been constant for over a week. Flows are still at 15,000 cfs, but the fish seemed to have found their holding… Read more

Rock & Roll River: 15,000 cfs

The Bighorn River at 15,000 cfs (Red Cliffs) Well, this river is rocking and rolling at 15,000 cfs but the fishing has been good. Fish continue to eat aquatic worms and sowbugs voraciously. The size of some of the sowbugs is impressive—large grey critters that would match up with a size 12 in some cases.… Read more

The Worm

“A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and cat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.” William Shakespeare Hamlet Instead of a Mother’s Day Caddis or Salmon Fly hatch, we’re experiencing the spring “Worm Drift” here on the Bighorn. The high water flows are dislodging a large… Read more

Spring Runoff

We received word today from the Bureau of Reclamation (BurRec) that river flows would be raised to 10,000 cfs. This afternoon we were also told that at 9:00 PM tonight, flows will go to 11,000 cfs. It seems that recent rainfall has caused BurRec to alter their original plan to max out the flows at… Read more