Month: July 2011

BTS Guide Cam: Side Channel Shangri-La

Matt King hooks and lands a beautiful brown trout in a side channel of the Bighorn River. Bighorn Trout Shop guide, David Palmer, is responsible for spotting the fish, untangling the line from the bushes, netting the fish, and running the guidecam. Such a versatile man! There are reports that David later wrestled an aggressive… Read more

Water Flows to come down soon

Our good friend, mentor, and we can only hope, future presidential candidate, Doug Haacke, informed us today that Bighorn River water flows will probably be coming down soon. In a conference call with the Bureau of Reclamation, indications were that releases would probably be decreased 2,000 cfs later this week. And if inflows continue to… Read more

Bighorn River Update: July 25, 2011

It appears inflows into the lake are finally matching outflows. This is good, since the level of Bighorn Trout is at the very top of the exclusive flood pool. We expect them to keep flows near the current level for a while in order to draft the reservoir down. This has been a historic year… Read more

Hoppers are starting to happen!

I had my doubts about the hopper fishing this year—the cool, wet spring had me concerned—but it appears it’s going to be good. Already, we are experiencing some productive hopper action from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The hot, windy weather has kicked things into gear.

Bighorn River Report: Dry Fly Opportunities!

It may be hard for some people to believe, since the water level is 10,900 cfs, but the dry fly fishing has been very good for over a fortnight (just showing the Brits that they’re not the only ones who can use that word.) Two days ago I guided a couple of gentlemen from back… Read more