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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Fifth or 6th trip to Eagle Nest Lodge

This is probably my fifth or sixth trip to Eagle Nest Lodge. I have fished with dozens of guides and stayed at many lodges across the country. John and Rebecca’s operation is far and away the best. Adam and Sam are outstanding guides and have become friends. Other than over-feeding me, I have no complaints. If this isn’t the lodge of the year again please let me know where it is, it has to be out of this world. Doug W. – Nebraska 4/2//09

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Bob and Susie – April 2009

bobstovall2009Susie with a gorgeous rainbow.Bob and Susie with two great fish. Fishing in April on the Bighorn. Can’t wait till next time!

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Great Advertising!

Homer doubting John\'s fishing stories.HomerAs you can see from the attached photos, Jacqueline and I are the proud owners of an obviously intelligent dog – Homer by name. Homer and I were talking about fishing when I snapped these shots – the one shot with the narrow eyelids was a result of me telling him that I caught more fish than Lou on the last trip – even my dog knows when I’m lying. Miss you all.
John P.

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Quality is high standard.

Quality is high standard.  Food portions were too generous for my preference.   Every meal was presented well and would not have been out of place in some of the worlds best restaurants.  Every aspect was a pleasure.  While the fishing was excellent, the stay at the lodge was a treat.  Rebecca and John are wonderful hosts.  John R.  Canada

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The food is always excellent

The food is always excellent.  The quantities are such that you worrya bout being able to fit in to your waders by the last day.  You would certainly never go huntry!  John and Rebecca go out of their way to make this a very warm and welcoming experience.  All of the staff, from the kitchen, housekeeping, guides are all first class.  Everyone works hard at making you have a good experience.  Cindy W.  Utah

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Enjoyable experiences

We always enjoy the fishing.  We have fished other great rivers, but never experienced as enjoyable experience as delivered by the staff and guides of Eagle Nest.  Michael and P M.  Las Vegas, NM

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As Advertised

The entire expereince was as advertised and as presented by friends who were there as returning veterans.  Rebecca and John were warm, friendly, and available.  They were great hosts.  Bob S.  Salt Lake City, UT

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Treated as friends and family.

We enjoy being treated as friends and family, and the genuine concern all at Eagle Nest show for us, year after year.  NOthing at all could be improved, unless you are able to control the weather from time to time.  Joe W. SLC, UT

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Bighorn River Montana

Fishing this spring so far has been awesome! Streamer and nymphs have been extremly productive.  Numerous big fish have been caught on the lower river recently. We have caught some fish on dries (midges), the hatches of Midges and Blue Wing Olives should be getting better over the next few weeks. The water temperature at 3 mile is 41 degrees, the bugs are on the way! The reservoir levels are around 87% and the snowpack is around a 100%. We expect the river flows to start increasing around June 1st. If you have fished on the Bighorn during high water you know the fishing is red hot. Unlike many rivers experincing high water it usually means muddy water. The Bighorn River is gin clear during high water, the high flows kick a lot of food off the bottom and the fish literally go into a feeding frenzy. This is a great time to catch a lot of fish and some real monsters.
Starting in early July the flows should start decreasing and the wade fishing will be great. This is the time of year we will start fishing Hoppers! Last year Hopper fishing was the best any of us had ever seen. Montana Fish & Game predicts we should see an increase in hatches this year due to the flushing flows we have had the past few years. This is great news for dry fly fishermen. I cant wait!
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