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 Trail and Snow Conditions
Mountain Streams: (Including Clear Creek, Crazy Woman Creek, Rock Creek, Piney Creek and Tensleep Creek and their tributaries)
Mountain streams are clearing up, and flows are leveling off and fishing is excellent.
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.
Worms or small spinners may be successful for spin fishermen.
Mountain 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: Fishing is very good on area streams. Water levels have stabilized and are flowing clear.
Fishing is excellent. Fly Fishermen should try Beadhead Nymphs, good patterns would be Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs and Pheasant Tails. If the fish are on top, try a Stimulator, or Chubby Chernobyl. There are sporadic Mayfly hatches occurring some evenings, PMD's, Gray or Green Drakes may be effective at those times. Also be on the look out for caddis hatches in the evenings.
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 fishing well at times. Fly fishermen should try Damsel Nymphs or Small Olive colored minnow patterns. There are a few hatches of midges, Calibaetis mayflies, and ants, so there may be some topwater action when the bugs are hatching.
Spin fishermen could try worms, salmon eggs or Powerbait where it is allowed, or casting with spinners or spoons.
General Info: There is some snow in the Bighorn Mountain Area at elevations above 10,000'.
All The Cloud Peak Wilderness is open and accessible.
Cloud Peak and Bomber Mountain are mostly snow free and climbable.
Forest Service Road Conditions: All Forest Service Roads are open and passable.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Trails: All Cloud Peak Wilderness trails are open and passable.
Cloud Peak Wilderness Lakes: All major lakes in the Cloud Peak Wilderness are open and accessible.
Snow and Skiing Conditions:
Meadowlark Ski Area is closed for the season.
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 84°/Low 60°
Plentiful sunshine. High 84F. SE winds shifting to N at 10 to 15 mph.