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  • Bighorn River Ecosystem

    The latest posts for Bighorn River Ecosystem are listed below.
    • The truth behind the Emerald Shiner Minnow on the Bighorn River

      The truth behind the Emerald Shiner Minnow on the Bighorn River This spring a LARGE number of shiner minnows have been flushed over the dam from the Bighorn Reservoir and ended up in the popular trout water of the Bighorn River. They have changed the fishing, adding a new dynamic to how we catch trout on this incredibly famous section of the river. The river boasts between 5000 and 7000 trout per ...
    • Fish an Orange Scud Bud!

      Scuds are another name for freshwater shrimp. Scuds have a flattened segmented body, 14 pairs of legs, antennae and a tail. There are more than 150 types of freshwater scuds in North America and the most common scuds in tail waters come from the family Gammaridae. Some can grow as large as an inch, but most are barely half that size. Scuds thrive in cool, well-oxygenated water with small amounts ...
    • Species Profile: The Rainbow Trout

      The rainbow trout is one of the most popular and common species of fish found in the streams and lakes of Montana, and is the most popular gamefish in the state. On this blog, we look at some of the characteristics and habits of this particular breed in order to help you better prepare to wrangle them in on your next fishing trip with us at Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort. Appearance The rainbow ...

    Bighorn River News

    The latest posts for Bighorn River News are listed below.
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench and Waterfowl Watch 10/30/2017

      Fishing Report The river is cooling down and the water is clearing up! The fall fishing on the Bighorn River has been fantastic! The cooler temperatures have started to push waterfowl our way and the upland bird hunting has been incredible! River Data: River flow: 5,000 cfs Water Temp: 54 F Mountain Snow pack: On the rise but sticking there. Lake Inflow: 5,400 cfs Lake Level: 98.8% full. Hot ...
    • Fall Cast and Blast on the Bighorn River

      Cast and Blast on the Bighorn River Fall arrives in the Bighorn River valley. The vibrant foliage colors are appearing. The bushes in the birdy draws start revealing their beautiful yellows, reds and oranges and explode with pheasants, sharp tail grouse and partridge. The Brown trout are stacking up in the deep holes below the spawning beds awaiting their once a year chance to reproduce. The ...
    • A great man lasts forever on the Bighorn River

      Many of you may have noticed a plaque of black and gold on the river left side of the aquarium hole on the Bighorn River. The plaque honors a great fly fisherman, a great friend and great man. Matt Placzek was an avid fly fisherman who fished all over the globe, but always considered the Bighorn River to be one of his favorites. He preferred dry fly fishing. However, like all true anglers he ...

    Fishing Reports

    The latest posts for Fishing Reports are listed below.
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench and Waterfowl Watch 10/30/2017

      Fishing Report The river is cooling down and the water is clearing up! The fall fishing on the Bighorn River has been fantastic! The cooler temperatures have started to push waterfowl our way and the upland bird hunting has been incredible! River Data: River flow: 5,000 cfs Water Temp: 54 F Mountain Snow pack: On the rise but sticking there. Lake Inflow: 5,400 cfs Lake Level: 98.8% full. Hot ...
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench Fishing Report 9/20/2017

      Trico’s are back, but not for long. The cooler temps are making the trico spinner fall more abrupt and shorter lived, but the trout are getting more aggressive on them. River Data: River flow: 3,200 cfs Water Temp: 65 F Mountain Snow pack: 0% The snow is gone Lake Inflow: 5,867 cfs Lake Level: On target for normal Hot Flies: Nymphs: Sow Bugs, Sunken Trico, Pseudo Nymph, Orange Scud, Caddis Method: ...
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench Fishing Report 9/1/2017 Montana is on fire and so is the fishing on the Bighorn River!

      River Data: River flow: 3,000 cfs Water Temp: 64 F Mountain Snow pack: 0% The snow is gone Lake Inflow: 1,394 cfs Lake Level: On target for normal Hot Flies: Nymphs: Sow Bugs, Sunken Trico, Pseudo Nymph, Orange Scud Method: 7.5 foot 4x or stronger leader to one BB split shot. 1ft or so to the first fly and1ft or so to the second fly. Size 14-18 Grey Ray Charles Size 14-18 Tan Ray Charles Size ...

    Gear Reviews

    The latest posts for Gear Reviews are listed below.
    • Best Fly Fishing Rods

      If you are just learning how to fly fish , or if you are interested in learning, you might be wondering who makes the best fly rod or who are the top manufacturers? However, the answer you are looking for can be tricky. If you were to speak with a fly fishing guide, they might vouch for the brands they endorse or are authorized dealers of one. To try to provide the best answer possible, our team ...
    • Three Great Gift Ideas for the Fisherman in Your Life!

      Do you have a fishing enthusiast in your life that you struggle to find gifts for? You’re not alone. People who are into fishing, either as a hobby or even more serious, are very picky about their gear. Because of this, it is strongly advised that you do not attempt to buy them something specialized. Rather, gifts that are practical and almost universally-needed almost always are a hit. Here are ...

    Wing Shooting

    The latest posts for Wing Shooting are listed below.
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench and Waterfowl Watch 10/30/2017

      Fishing Report The river is cooling down and the water is clearing up! The fall fishing on the Bighorn River has been fantastic! The cooler temperatures have started to push waterfowl our way and the upland bird hunting has been incredible! River Data: River flow: 5,000 cfs Water Temp: 54 F Mountain Snow pack: On the rise but sticking there. Lake Inflow: 5,400 cfs Lake Level: 98.8% full. Hot ...
    • Fall Cast and Blast on the Bighorn River

      Cast and Blast on the Bighorn River Fall arrives in the Bighorn River valley. The vibrant foliage colors are appearing. The bushes in the birdy draws start revealing their beautiful yellows, reds and oranges and explode with pheasants, sharp tail grouse and partridge. The Brown trout are stacking up in the deep holes below the spawning beds awaiting their once a year chance to reproduce. The ...
    • Benefits of a Hunting Dog

      The sport of hunting is very popular in the United States. Hunters enjoy the fresh air, hushed silence of the outdoors, and the adrenaline ride of victory after taking down prey successfully. One way to increase the chances of hunting prey and a successful trip is by using a hunting dog. In cave paintings that date back thousands of years ago, dogs were documented as hunting companions prior to ...
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