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Waters We Guide

Shoshone National Forest

Situated near Dubois, Wyoming and encompassing two mountain ranges, the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains, the fishing is...

Wind River

Nestled in the little Western town of Dubois, Wyoming, the Wind River is a classic mountain river that starts on Togwotee...

Bighorn River

Starting at the Wedding of the Waters in Thermopolis, Wyoming and home to the World's Largest Mineral Hot Springs, the Bighorn...

Green River

Dunoir Fishing Adventures holds permits to guide fly fishing and Blast & Cast trips on the world class Green River located...

April fly fishing Wyoming Bighorn River Thermopolis GuidesI had a great day of fly fishing with Brad and Andy on the Bighorn River. The fly fishing seems to be spot on for April fishing conditions with varied weather, blue wing olives coming off, and fantastic fishing. The guys caught eight brown trout, cutthroat, a plethora of rainbows, and two white fish (not really normal). Each of them landed several fish in the 20+ inch range and had one heck of a good time fishing. I give the Angler of the Day award to both as they had trout slayer skills (all fish released healthy). I had a great time fishing with these cousins and the wise-cracks came easy from all. My side still hurts from laughing! Fish were keyed on: bwo's, baetis, sow bugs, and annelids.

Future Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Thermopolis WYTaj caught this beautiful rainbow trout fly fishing with sow bugs yesterday on the Bighorn River. He is still a bit too young (five) for setting the hook, but he is starting to get the hang of playing big fish. We have a pretty strong team with dad behind the Mountain Drift Boat Oars, Meesha (eight) mending the line and setting the hook, and each taking turns playing huge Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brown trout. They even let dad catch a fish or two in the process this week! We took one day off to explore the Dinosaur Museum and several to soak in the State Bath House and Star Plunge Hot Springs in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The highlight was days spent on the river teaching my children the pure joy and meditation of fly fishing and being good stewards to the land. Just wish Momma could have spent more time with us as she brings a whole beautiful new game to fly fishing the Bighorn!

Spring fly fishing Bighorn River Thermopolis, WY GuideYesterday, my two children and I wrapped up eight days of fly fishing for spring break on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming. We were fortunate enough to camp right on the river on our friend's property for the entire time (except two nights due to snowstorms). Not only does it have stellar river access, but a nice boat ramp as well. The fishing was absolutely amazing and my five year old son and eight year old daughter were able to land several fish each day. Meesha mastered the hook-set and mending her line.  Flows bumped from 1000 cfs to 1450 cfs mid-week and slowed the fishing for a day, but the following two days after that the fishing was right back to being hot-Bighorn Good! Weather was bad to great, but the kids braved through the worst and managed to keep warm camping with great attitudes. Yesterday, our friends Steve and Matt, from Stalking the Seam, joined us with their two young sons and was the icing on the cake for the trip. Three fathers, four children under eight, great weather, and lots of fish caught. Receipt for future fly fishing sportsman! Thanks guys! Hot flies this week: Annelids, blue wing olives, baetis, sow bugs. Keep posted for more guide reports this week!

Spring Fly Fishing Bighorn River Thermopolis WyomingWe had another lights out day on the Bighorn River chasing brown trout and catching some big (22" taped) rainbows in deep runs avoiding the redds (spawning beds) at all costs. Besides, there is nothing better than catching a large healthy jawed toothed brown. In the summer these beasts can become a little more illusive, but the spring and fall are great brown trout fishing seasons. Spring Flush: We are pleased to see a spring flush on the Wind-Bighorn River starting on March 25th at 10:00 pm and increased from 475 to 1000 cfs. On March 26th at 2:00 am the release will be increased to 5000 cfs at 7:00 am for 10 hours and be reduced to 1000 cfs by March 27th. It could possibly be rescheduled and we will keep you posted on current happenings with the spring flush and water increases on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming. This is great news for cleaning the river and spawning beds for trout! Keep posted for more reports to come!