Located at the base of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in northeast Wyoming
66 South Main, Buffalo, WY 82834
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Today’s Bighorn Mountain and Buffalo Area Fishing Report
Mountain Streams: (Including Clear Creek, Crazy Woman Creek, Rock Creek, Piney Creek and Tensleep Creek and their tributaries)
Mountain streams still flowing well and fishing is very good.
Attractor dry flies will be effective. Specific patterns aren't really important, so pick you favorite. Good bets would be Stimulators, Royal Trudes, Humpys, Parachute Madam X, or Chubby Chernobyls. Try a "Hopper/Dropper" rig and trail a small beadhead nymph behind your attractor.
In the early morning and late afternoon hours there may be a sporadic Caddis Hatch and/or Blue Wing Olive Hatch. Elk Hair Caddis and Parachute Adams will be the ticket during those times.
Worms or small spinners may be successful for spin fishermen.
Mountain Lakes: (Including Tie Hack Reservoir, Meadowlark Lake, and Cloud Peak Wilderness Lakes)
Most all Bighorn Mountain Lakes are open and fishing is good.
Fly fishermen could try small nymphs like Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ears, or Red Fox Squirrel Nymphs. Also Ant and Beetle patterns or Attractors like Chernobyl Ants may be effective at times.
Spin Fishermen should try small spinners, Fly and Bubble Rig, or worms.
Prarie Streams: (Including Clear Creek, Crazy Woman Creek, Rock Creek and Piney Creek)
Fishing is very good on area streams. Water levels are a little low in places and can be warm in the afternoons. If the water temperatures rise above 70 degrees, you might refrain from fishing and take a siesta. With those high water temps, catch and release fishing for trout can stress the fish and potentially kill the fish.
Fishing is good. Fly Fishermen should try Beadhead Nymphs, good patterns would be Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs and Pheasant Tails. Grasshopper patterns should be effective during the day, and be on the look out for a Caddis Hatch or Blue Wing Olive Hatch in the early morning or evening hours. Elk Hair Caddis and Parachute Adams will be the ticket during those periods.
A "Hopper/Dropper" rig will be effective at times.
Spin fishermen will have success with small spinners, in gold, silver or copper or with worms fished in deeper pools.
Lake Desmet: Boat fishermen should try trolling with spoons, Rapalas, small cowbells, or worm harnesses.
Bank fishermen should try Powerbait fished off the bottom, the bay at the south side of the Monument area seems to be consistently productive.
Prairie Lakes and Ponds: (Including Healy Reservoir, and Muddy Guard Reservoirs)
Healy Reservoir is fishing pretty well right now. Try worms fished off the bottom, black or olive jigs or spinner baits. There may be some topwater action for Bass along weedlines and flooded timber. Large streamers or spoons may be effective for the Tiger Muskies.
Muddy Guard #1 is pretty tough fishing right now. The high temperatures have the fish running pretty deep and aren't very active. As evenings cool off and water temperatures decrease, fishing should improve.
Spin fishermen could try worms, salmon eggs or Powerbait where it is allowed, or casting with spinners or spoons.
January thru Memorial Day
Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm
Memorial Day thru December
Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm
Today’s Local Conditions
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High 66°/Low 44°
Windy with sunshine. High 66F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.