Staff Field Trip
So guess what the boys do when they get a day off in October. You bet they go pheasant hunting! Not a bad haul for a morning's work. Matt Clawson our fishing outfitter lower right, Matt Ernst 2nd guide lower right and Shawn Smith our incredible chef standing. Dietz, Red, Gus and Moose attending the after party. Shawn served up some fresh pheasant parmesean with the most incredible red sausce ever. Man o man what a feast.
Oh yeah fishing. Well the first part of October was okay, some really good days and some just satisfactory. The truth is the 2nd half of October was a bit tough. Lake turnover effect and some work on the dam really turnded the water off color and that combined with a lot of floating grasses due to vegiatation die off as the water cooled down was a tough combination for effective fishing. The Bighorn River is an incredible fishery and we tend to get spoiled if we aren't boating 20 fish or more or if the dry fly fishing isn't epic or if the Brown and Rainbows aren't 19" plus. But that just reminds us of how great the river really is. Still the best trout fishery in the lower 48 and has fished consistently extremely well all season.
November will usher in the Brown spawn, the water will clear and the streamer fishing can be explosive as the Browns and Rainbows get aggressive with winter approaching. It truly can be some of the best fishing of the year with hot fish and low crowds. Thinnk about it! For those of you coming back to the Bighorn River Lodge next year I have only one thing to say...BOOK EARLY....BOOK NOW. This will ensure you get the dates and the guides you want. Make plans and call Cheryl 406-666-2368. See you on the river!