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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bighorn River Fishing Report

Current Report
Fishing is great! Both dry fly fishing and nymphing are good right now. A little slower on stripping streamers but not a bad bet if the wind is blowing hard.

Special Report
Fishing is excellent! The weather is constant

One-Week Fishing Forecast
The forecast for the next several days shows above normal temps – high 60’s to low 70’s with a small chance of precip.

Hot Fly Patterns
Midges patterns on top have really been working well the last week. Mostly Griffiths Gnat or midge Clusters sizes 14-18. Flashy Streamer patterns such as Bighorn Buggers, Pumpkin Buggers and Leech patterns in sizes 2-6. Also the usual Ray Charles (plain and soft hackle) in pink or gray (16-18), orange, tan, grey, or pink soft hackle sowbugs in (14 16 and 18) scuds in orange or pink (14-16). Egg patterns in Chartreuse or Orange (6-8).

River Flows
2,000 cfs

Water Temperature
42 degrees at 3 Mile 44 degrees at St. Xavier

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Montana Fly Fishing Guides

Manager/Guide John ShirleyRainbow caught on the lower Bighorn.  Two Leggins to the Lodge.Guide Adam Berg with slippery hands!Huge carp caught on a streamer!  John Shirley and Adam Berg fishing the lower Bighorn.  From the Two Leggins bridge to the lodge.

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Montana Fly Fishing in April on the Bighorn River

Guide Sam BoggioPat Brantley - April 2010 _HUGE FISH!Michael Macklin - April 2010Kimberly Thomas - April 2010Sharon Lynch - April 2010Glenn Rhodes - April 2010Steve Edwards - April 2010Off to a great start of the season!  We had some fantastic fish caught.  Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

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May Special on the Bighorn River

002Book a May trip by April 15, 2010 and receive $200.00 per person off a 2 day, 3 night package. $300.00 off per person for a 3 day, 4 night package, $350.00 off for a 4 day, 5 night package.  Call to book today.  866-258-3474 or email us at [email protected]bal.net.  Hope to see you soon.

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Dry Fly Fishing on the Bighorn River

P2140386  Click on the link to watch a dry fly fishing video on the Bighorn.

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Click the link entitled “Bill & Brown Trout” to watch a video of a beautiful brown!

Bill & Brown Trout

Click on link to watch very short video of a huge brown on the Bighorn.

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Bird Hunting Montana

Irvin AbellIrvin with a Hungarian Patridge.  Great Shot!

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After a day on the Bighorn River

The Shirleys with Travis and DoriJohn Shirley ( manager, guide) Dori Brown, Rebecca Shirley (manager) Travis Brown.  Having cocktails before a fabulous dinner.

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Fly Fish Montana

BrentBrent on the Bighorn with a GORGEOUS rainbow.

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Exceptional Experience at Eagle Nest Lodge

I had an exceptional experience at Eagle Nest – John and Becca were wonderful hosts; the staff at the lodge were exceptional; the food was great; and our guide David was very knowledgeable, patient, and hard-working.  I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!  All the meals were great.  The dinners were phenomenal.  The breakfasts were hearty and exactly to order.  The lunches on the river hit the spot.  This was my first fishing trip of this type and it completely exceeded my expectations in that the lodge was impeccable and the hosts and staff were so friendly and customer-centric.  Hell, even the dogs were great!  Honestly, I’m not sure I’d have any suggestions for improvements.  It was all to my satisfaction.  ——Justin J.  Texas

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