We’ve had a fantastic, rainy, and fishy July and have so many photos we can barely choose which are our favorites. Just like the salmonfly hatch, we had an early trico hatch this year producing some of the best fishing of the season. Our water levels stabilized giving all of our guests the opportunity to fish as many rivers as possible, and even the staff hasn’t been able to resist the call of the river. Here are some of our favorite memories from July:The last, best fish, an Arctic Grayling, caught on Deep Creek.
Nature’s own fireworks were on display Forth of July morning at the lodge.
The Beaverhead Ranch was fishing spectacularly in July including this gorgeous brown trout.
PMX patterns were the ticket this past month, bringing in this beautiful brookie.
Guide Wade Fellin accidentally targets himself with a drone giving him some street cred scars and earning the month of July’s Dumbest Mistake with Minimal Consequences Award.
Sous chef/Server Stephanie and her sister Nicola have a banner day on the Wise River.
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! July was surprisingly and thankfully very rainy giving us enough water to counteract an incredibly dry winter.
A classic Montana stand-off at Horse Prairie.
A beautifully blurry pic of our new adventures night fishing at Georgetown lake. Skating huge Goddard Caddis’ across the lake at sunset produced some of the most fruitful fishing in July. Pair that with the spectacular scenery and every guest came grinning ear-to-ear back to the Lodge with endless stories from the lake.
The best crew around: the guide staff and Chef Lanette share stories from the day on the back porch of the Lodge.
Leaving at the crack of dawn for fishing has its perks in the Big Hole Valley.
Yep, another jaw dropping Beaverhead brown.
A breathtaking Montana moose moment brought to you by fishing in the middle of nowhere.
It doesn’t matter what side of the bed we wake up on each morning, one of the most beautiful sunrises of all time reminds us how lucky we are to be in this magical place.
Guide Rudy Ketchum lives up to his name on the Big Hole River on a staff float day.
Sous Chef Steph puts on her guiding hat for the day and picks out a dry.