Fly fishing the Big Hole River in Melrose Montana
Big Hole River Family Fishing Trip at the Silver Bow Club
Huge Brown Trout caught on the Big Hole River in Montana - Lisa Savard
Big Hole River in Divide, Montana at the Silver Bow Club
Big Hole River Fly Fishing near Maiden Rock Canyon Montana
Poindexter Slough of the Beaverhead River, Montana
Guided Fly Fishing on the Big Hole River in Montana
Floating the Big Hole River near the Silver Bow Club in Montana
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Montana Fly Fishing

Big Hole River

The rivers of Southwest Montana are legendary trout fishing waters. The Big Hole River, known for its huge brown trout and delicate Arctic Graying, flows through our meadows. The Big Hole River is a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream boasting 3000 fish per mile. The Silver Bow Club borders 3.5 miles of riverfront on the Big Hole River in the Canyon Stretch. Located approximately 50 river miles from the confluence of the Jefferson, the Silver Bow Club sits on the best stretch of river in terms of fish size and population. Our guests are encouraged to access the river by crossing the hay meadows and access the numerous pools, riffles, and runs. Our golf cart path winds along a portion of the river for easy access to several of our favorite pools. Only during spring run-off is the river too high to wade comfortably.

Fly fishing the Big Hole River with Family at the Silver Bow Club

For those who prefer to float, the Big Hole River offers numerous boat launches. Just upstream from the Silver Bow Club is the Divide Bridge access. Here you’ll find an easy boat launch and picnic area. Downstream, is the Maiden Rock Fishing Access. Float the beautiful canyon for some of the best fly fishing the Big Hole River has to offer.

We partner with Montana’s finest fly fishing outfitters. The guides and outfitters we work with are local and experts of the rivers we fish – the Big Hole River, the Beaverhead, the Ruby, and the Madison River.

The Big Hole River at the Silver Bow Club in Divide, Montana.

Beaverhead River

Nearby, the Beaverhead River flows from the Clark Canyon Reservoir. The Beaverhead is also a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. This tailwater is home to approximately 3800 fish per mile. A notable tributary to the Beaverhead is Poindexter Slough. Located in Dillon, this spring creek provides anglers with challenging trout. The 69 mile long Beaverhead joins the Ruby River, then the Big Hole in Twin Bridges, Montana where together the rivers become the Jefferson River.

Poindexter Slough Spring Creek in Dillon MT

Poindexter Slough Spring Creek in Dillon, Montana.

Madison River

To the East, the Madison River offers yet another fly fishing option. A Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, the Madison has 2000 fish per mile. With dramatic mountain range with peaks of more than 9000′, the Madison is known as the 50 mile riffle. A two hour drive, Madison River is another great river to explore while staying at the Silver Bow Club.

Poindexter Slough Spring Creek in Dillon MT

Madison River near Ennis, Montana.

All Inclusive

While staying in the Grand Lodge at the Silver Bow Club, fly fishing on the Big Hole River and other area rivers, are included as a daily activity. As an all-inclusive resort, you can choose from activities such as trap shooting, ATV tours, horseback riding, pheasant hunting, and aerial photo flights. For guests staying at our cabins, activities can be added for a fee. Come, see why the Silver Bow Club is Montana’s best luxury fishing resort.

Luxury Lodging

Luxury Resort Accommodations at a Montana Fishing Lodge

Cabins on the River

Log Cabins on the Big Hole River for Fishing

Fly Fishing Video

 We Partner with Top Outfitters

Great Divide Fly Shop
Anderson and Platt Fly FIshing
Sunrise Fly Shop


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