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Final Dress Rehearsal for Season 2014



Big Hole Lodge opens this week for the 31st time under the same ownership and we can't wait to get back on the water.  Our beloved chef and trout bum, Lanette, returned this week after trading her shorts and t-shirts in Redding, CA for long underwear and wool caps here in Wise River, but she held onto her smile.  In fact, it grew substantially when she climbed into the raft on the Big Hole amid sleet and snow showers.  



The upper valley experienced heavy snow and rain Friday evening and the Big Hole rose quickly throughout the day Saturday.  A rising river always makes for tough fishing, but Lanette didn't let that stop her from getting reacquainted with her pals.  She tirelessly banged the banks with a weighted size 4 yellow streamer and was rewarded with a handful of fish, the nicest of which are pictured here.  



Despite the conditions, we had a great day filled with laughs and are now eagerly awaiting our first guests of the season.  Montana had a spectacular snowy winter and the rivers are in great shape.  2014 is going to be fantastic and we look forward to sharing it with you!


Craig & Wade Fellin and the Big Hole Lodge Staff