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)
Bighorn mountain streams are fishing pretty well. Flows are very good and the water is clear.
Fly Fishermen will have luck with any of their favorite dry fly patterns. Good bets would be Stimulators, Chubby Chernobyls, or Humpies. Beadhead nymph patterns will also be successful, try Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails and Hare's Ear Nymphs.
Spin Fishermen should try small Mepps or Panther Martin Spinners in Gold or Copper.
Worms fished in the deeper holes will also be effective.
Mountain Lakes: (Including Tie Hack Reservoir, Meadowlark Lake, and Cloud Peak Wilderness Lakes)
Lakes in the Cloud Peak Wilderness are open and ice free up to an elevation of 10,000'-10,500'.
Fly Fishermen could try small nymphs, good bets would be Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ears, and Red Fox Squirrel Nymphs. Also, an Ant or Beetle may be effective at times.
Spin Fishermen could try small spinners, fly and a bubble, or worms.
Prarie Streams: (Including Clear Creek, Crazy Woman Creek, Rock Creek and Piney Creek)
Lower elevation sections of area streams are clear and have good flows.
Fly Fishermen will have luck with a variety of dry flies. Good bets would be Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, or Parachute Madam X. Small beadhead nymphs will also be effective, good patterns would be Copper Johns, Guide's Choice Hare's Ears, or Psycho Princes.
Spin Fishermen could try small gold or silver spinners, or with worms fished in deeper holes.
Lake Desmet: Lake DeSmet fishing has been a little slow, and it appears that the fish are deep.
Spin Fishermen may have luck with Powerbait fished off the bottom, good colors are Rainbow Glitter, and Sherbet Glitter.
Boat Fishermen may have luck trolling with worm harnesses, small cowbells trailed with a nightcrawler, or Krocodile Spoons.
Prairie Lakes and Ponds: (Including Healy Reservoir, and Muddy Guard Reservoirs)
Muddy Guard Reservoirs have been a little slow for fishing lately. So far, it is typical summer conditions. Early morning or late evening hours might be the best.
When it is sunny and warm the fish are going deeper into the water column, they have been holding 10'-20'. A full sinking line might be helpful getting down to the fish.
Fly fishermen should try Olive colored Streamers or Wooly Buggers. Also, Damsel Nymphs or Callibaetis patterns may be effective at times.
Spin fishermen could try Lil' Jakes or Kastmaster Lures.
Fishing at Healy Reservoir is good with the warm weather.
Perch can be caught with worms, small jigs, or small spinners. Try Spinner Baits, or plastics for Bass and large Swim baits and Crank baits for the Tiger Musky.
General Info: The Bighorns still have substantial snow above 10,000', but overall conditions are very good and all major roads and trails are open and accessible.
Forest Service Road Conditions: Forest Service Roads are open and passable.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Trails: Cloud Peak Wilderness trails are open and are passable. There is still substantial snow above 10,500', but most major trails and routes can be navigated. There is still significant snow that will be encountered when climbing Cloud Peak or Bomber Mountain.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Lakes: Most Cloud Peak Wilderness lakes are open and accessible. Only the very highest elevation lakes may still have ice, but will be clear soon.
Snow and Skiing Conditions: Meadowlark Ski Area is Closed for the season.
Only a very few patchy areas have enough snow for skiing, so most skiing is over for the summer.
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 88°/Low 64°
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.