Recent Posts in Bighorn River News Category

  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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. ...
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  • Pros and Cons of High Water on the Bighorn River

    This year the Bighorn River basin has received an incredible amount of snow, which of course means the potential for high water. So far it’s shaping up to be that way. The current lake elevation is already 3630.2 feet. The average elevation this time of year is typically 3,611.3 feet. The water is coming into the lake at 3899 cubic feet per second and the mountain snow pack is 142% of average and ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • The Many Health Benefits of Fishing

    If you ask any die-hard fisher why they love the sport, they will probably say something about the thrill of the catch or the time they get to spend quietly thinking. However, fly fishing can be so much more as it actually has many health benefits. Fishing is a blend of sport and relaxation, making it a perfect low-impact, low-stress activity. It keeps you moving for hours, using your muscles and ...
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  • Duck Decoy Tips

    Alluring waterfowl spreads for fall With the fall waterfowl hunting season approaching, avid waterfowlers are finding they have to step up their hunting game to separate themselves from the competition. Ducks and other waterfowl are getting smart to some of the tried and true decoy tricks and set ups. The experts at our Bighorn River hunting resort have created this list of duck decoy tips to help ...
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