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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.
    • 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 ...
    • A truly genuine experience on the Bighorn River

      THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE BIGHORN RIVER Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort spares no expense when it comes to guest accommodations. Only the highest quality organic coffee and tea are stocked in your private cabins. The personal care amenities were carefully picked to accurately depict the incredible experience at Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort. To top off the cozy factor, each cabin is ...
    • The Gem On The Bighorn

      When people think of the Bighorn River, they think about great trout fishing and beautiful Montana scenery. They think about good conversations and jokes with old friends and that once and lifetime chance to hit the greatest dry fly hatch of their lives. At Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort we aim to make all those things happen. However, we want to elevate the experience that gets you there. ...

    Fishing Reports

    The latest posts for Fishing Reports are listed below.
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench Fishing Report 7/16/2017 The Dog Days of Summer.

      River Data: River flow: 9,500 cfs Water Temp: 65 F Mountain Snow pack: 48% of average and falling Lake Inflow: 8,044 cfs Lake Level: Full Hot Flies: Nymphs: Sow bugs, worms and caddis pupae Method: 8 foot 3x or stronger leader to one 3o split shot. 1ft or so to the first fly and1ft or so to the second fly. Size 14-18 Grey Ray Charles Size 18 -20 Sunken Trico imitations Size 4-6 Steel worms. Red or ...
    • Forrester’s Fly Bench Fishing Report 6/17/2017

      Forrester’s Fly Bench Fishing Report 6/17/2017 River Data: River flow: 9,000 cfs Water Temp: 60 F Mountain Snow pack: 134% of average and falling Hot Flies: Nymphs: Sow bugs, scuds, worms and caddis pupae Method: 8 foot 3x or stronger leader to one 3o 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 Pink Soft Hackle with a hot orange ...
    • Bighorn River Fishing Report 5/31/2017 Forrester's Bighorn River Resort

      From the center of the boat fishing report From a guides perspective Guide says: “Back, stop, pause, forward and let the line loose in your left hand half way through your forward cast” Client Response: “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah” Guide Response: “…………….” Simply put I can only think of two fishing guides on the Bighorn River that genuinely enjoy the sound of their own voice. The rest of us are ...

    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.
    • 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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