Located at the base of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in northeast Wyoming
66 South Main, Buffalo, WY 82834
Today’s Bighorn Mountain Trail and Snow Conditions
Mountain Streams: (Including Clear Creek, Crazy Woman Creek, Rock Creek, Piney Creek and Tensleep Creek and their tributaries)
Fishing in Bighorn mountain streams is starting to slow down with the colder weather.
When the weather is warm, fly Fishermen could try a variety of small nymphs, good patterns would be Pheasant Tails, Prince Nymphs, and Hare's Ears.
Spin Fishermen could try small Panther Martin, Mepps, or Rooster Tail Spinners. Or fish with worms in slower, deeper runs.
Mountain Lakes: (Including Tie Hack Reservoir, Meadowlark Lake, and Cloud Peak Wilderness Lakes)
Most mountain Lakes are still open and fishing is fair when the weather is warm, fish are taking small nymphs, good bets would be a Guides Choice Hares Ear or Pheasant Tail.
Spin fishermen could try small gold or silver Panther Martin, Mepps, or Rooster Tail spinners or small Kastmasters or Jakes Lures. Also a Fly and Bubble Combo is also a good bet when the fish on the top.
Also worms or powerbait fished off the bottom will be effective.
Prarie Streams: (Including Clear Creek, Crazy Woman Creek, Rock Creek and Piney Creek)
Lower elevation streams have good water levels and fishing is good when the weather is warm. Small nymphs, like Pheasant Tails, Prince Nymphs, and Copper Johns will be effective. Small Streamers and Wooly Buggers are also effective at times.
Spin fishermen should try small Panther Martin or Mepps Spinners, or fish worms in the deep holes.
Lake Desmet: Lake DeSmet is producing well at times.
Fly Fishermen should try Beadhead nymphs, Wooly Buggers or Streamers. Good bets would be Prince Nymphs, Damsel Nymphs, or Balanced Leeches.
Spin Fishermen should try Rainbow Powerbait fished off the bottom or try casting with a Jakes Lure.
Boat Fishermen should try trolling with Rapalas, Krocodile Spoons, or very slowly with worm harnesses. Try for Lake Trout trolling deep with downriggers pulling a flasher trailing a flatfish.
Prairie Lakes and Ponds: (Including Healy Reservoir, and Muddy Guard Reservoirs)
At Muddy Guard try Streamers and Backswimmer Patterns.
At Healy, fish with worms on a Crappie Rig for Perch, Large Black Jigs, or Spinner Baits for Bass, and Large Silver Spinners or Spoons for the Tiger Muskies.
Fly Fishermen could try large Streamers with Perch colorations.
General Info: The entire Bighorn Mountain Range is open and accessible. Hunting season is in full swing, so make sure to wear safety orange when recreating.
There is substantial snow above 8500' and temperatures are below freezing in the evenings. Please plan accordingly and dress for cold weather and snow.
Forest Service Road Conditions: All roads are open and accessible.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Trails: All major Cloud Peak Wilderness Trails and Routes are open and accessible. There is substantial snow above 8500', so plan accordingly.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Lakes: Most Cloud Peak Wilderness lake and streams are still open and accessible, but the the fishing is slow because of cold weather and conditions.
Snow and Skiing Conditions: All skiable snow has melted for the season.
January thru Memorial Day
Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm
Memorial Day thru December
Monday thru Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm