Bighorn / Wind River

January 5, 2021 9:00 am

Flows have been reduced to winter levels on the Bighorn/Wind River. Water temps are in the high 30’s. Trout action has been good. Weather dictates fishability and success during the winter months. Hatches have been midges that come mid-afternoon. Some dry action. Streamers and nymphs are recommended for best results.

We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages as regularly as some of you would like to see. We do hope you understand our predicament and forgive us for any oversight when it comes to the fishing reports. 

Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to reserve dates and guides. We are already getting bookings for March through October guided float and walk/wade trips in 2022. If  you have your dates picked out, we urge you to get a deposit made as soon as possible so you don’t miss the chance to float or walk/wade Cody/Bighorn area rivers and streams. 

Book a guided trip with North Fork Anglers and we will show you how big the trout can be!



Nymphs –  San Juan Worms,  Gummy worms,  red, orange or pink wire worms, Pats Rubber Legs, sizes 4-12; Yum Yum scud, Small Pheasant Tails, pink, orange, gray or olive Scuds, pink soft hackle sow bug, sizes 12-22. Jig-head Spanish bullet nymphs, midge pupa, Zebra midges, sizes 16-24,  smaller (12 or 14) North Fork Specials, black or tan.

Dry and Emergers: Midge patterns — Griffith Gnats, parachute Adams, RS2, black bodied sparkle duns, smoke jumpers. size 16-24.

Streamer patterns. Zirdles, crayfish, leeches, woolly buggers and cone-head zonkers, double bunnies, sex dungeons. Other leech or baitfish streamers not listed are also working. size 2-10.


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