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Old 05-12-2012, 10:11 AM
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I see that the Big Horn River flow is at 2000 & I'm wondering how that relates to fishing access. A few of us are going out there in the middle of July for a week & I don't really want to be dragging a driftboat over sandbars.
Whats the flow that we can expect in July if the conditions stay the same & there's a a normal spring out there. Also what can we expect bug / fly wise.

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We have not had hardly any moisture yet, even snow. We may have hit 60% snowpack. By July it will be down, way down I would think. If you have a Ipad or Iphone, there is a app for the big horns that will tell you all that stuff
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Good info F1,

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You might also send a PM to bighornflies (Eric) he used to guide on the Bighorn, not sure if he is guiding this year or not, but he can give you the information you are looking for.
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You might also send a PM to bighornflies (Eric) he used to guide on the Bighorn, not sure if he is guiding this year or not, but he can give you the information you are looking for.
I know Eric. Matter of fact we're staying in his place. Best food in FT. Smith.
I was just fishing for some local info from another local..
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I live in Colorado but I go up to the Bighorn about 3 or 4 times a year. You can drift it at 2000 no problem. 4000 is about ideal. Two summers ago we fished it, wading and drifting at 8000--still no problem. Last summer we went up in mid July and they had a very late and heavy run off. It was 14000 when we got there. Wading was obviously next to impossible. We drifted a day and still did real well, about 40 fish between two of us and some biggies.

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Check out this report on the Bighorn streamflow from the USGS, it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect in July.
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