Just after Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to go fishing with a long time friend, Scott Stienfelt. I also went with Mike Pollowaski fishing the Bighorn River in Montana to do a show Mike was Hosting. I was excited to go back to the Bighorn as I had not fished it for a number of years. I arrived early and found that Scott and Mike were already to go. The weather was cold and nasty on the drive from Idaho Falls, Id that morning and I thought that the day was going to be a waste of time, but as fisherman go, I am no different so I was easily talked into going fishing in the 10 to 20 degree weather. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of fishing that we encountered that day. It usually takes a couple of days to finish a show of this magnitude but the fishing was so good that we had all of the footage in a matter of 5 hours.
I have heard for the last few years that the fishing had declined on the Bighorn so bad that fishing was very difficult to have a good day on the bighorn. Will I am here to tell you that if it was any better I hadn’t seen it that day. We started to fish about 10 am and was off the water by 4 pm. Within the first 15 minutes I had my first fish that was about 4 lbs. and so went the day.
The Bighorn Angler personal was great and knew right where the big ones were and were great to work with. They took extremely good care of us from the first we arrived in Fort Smith.
I look forward to my return again to a river that I have always considered to be one of the great rivers of the West.
I would encourage anyone looking for a place to go fishing soon that they look to the Bighorn as one of their considerations. Boats can be rented or bring your own and enjoy the great people in the Fort Smith area and if you see Scott or any of his staff at the Bighorn Angler tell the Hi for me and maybe if I am lucky I will see you there also.
I look forward to a great season of fishing in the West this year as we are having a great snow year and that means great floating.
I look to see you on the great rivers of the World