Join us for lodging and fly fishing on the Big Hole River in Montana. This luxury vacation rental is complete with all the finest amenities and furnishings. Silver Bow Club offers fly fishing vacation packages that include fishing trips on the Big Hole River and 5-Star accommodations. The Silver Bow Club is a unique opportunity to stay in Montana at one of the top luxury lodges while fishing!
Packages include accommodations, meals, and guides. All package prices are based on double occupancy and a shared guide. A 7% Montana lodging tax has been added.
- 3 night packages include 2 days of guided fishing.
- 4 night packages include 3 days of guided fishing.
- 5 night packages include 4 days of guided fishing.
- 6 night packages include 5 days of guided fishing.
Note: Pricing requires double occupancyFishing the Big Hole River
The Big Hole River, often referred to as the ‘Last Best River‘, begins at Skinner Lake, high in the Beaverhead Mountains of Southwest Montana. This free flowing, Blue Ribbon Trout Stream is home to fluvial Arctic Grayling, Cutthroats, Brook Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Wild and free, the Big Hole River rises near the small town of Jackson, Montana and flows more than 150 miles to join the Ruby and the Beaverhead River to form the Jefferson River in Twin Bridges, Montana. From our location, its easy to sample some of the best Montana fishing.River at the Silver Bow Club
The Silver Bow Club boasts 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. Only during spring run-off is the river too high to wade comfortably. 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.
- Accommodations at the luxury Silver Bow Club located on the Big Hole River
- Full Day float/wade trips with expert guides
- Lunch, beverages, and snacks for your fishing trips
- Flies, tippet, and tackle
What is Included:
Drinks & Snacks
The Big Hole River starts in the Beaverhead Mountains south of Jackson, Montana and flows on for about 156 miles. Beginning as a slight stream, it picks up muscle as it joins with ... morethe North Fork, and draws more volume as it passes through the Wise River basin. At the Continental Divide it changes its northeasterly direction and heads southeast until it joins the Beaverhead and forms the Jefferson River close to the town of Twin Bridges, Montana. It hosts one of the last known habitat for the native fluvial artic grayling but is best known to fly fishers for its trout.
Like so many Montana rivers, the Big Hole is as full of history as it is of water. When Lewis and Clark stumbled upon it, the river was providing a buffer zone between rival Indian tribes vying for land as they sagely anticipated the westward push of European miners, furriers and settlers. Fifty years later, a significant number of the Nez Percé, a tribe that had initially befriended the Expedition, refused to accept life on a reservation and were nearly wiped out by U.S. troops in the Battle of the Big Hole. Today’s battles consist of quarrels between ranchers who desire water for irrigation and recreational users who wish to see the water preserved.
Fishing the river can be basically divided into three sections. From the headwaters at Skinner Lake to Fish Trap, the river meanders slowly through high meadowlands. This is where the few remaining artic grayling can be found, although browns and rainbows are in abundance here. In the second section, Fish Trap to Melrose, you will find boulders and pocket water rushing through a narrow canyon; here rainbows outnumber the browns with an estimated 3000 fish per mile. The final section, Melrose to Twin Bridges, is lined with cottonwood bottoms, braided channels and long, slow pools. In contrast to the second link, browns outnumber rainbows 2 to 1 with approximately 3000 fish per mile.
This is a small town with a big heart, a veritable fisherman’s paradise. Located near the fish-filled Madison River, and surrounded by the waters of Ennis Lake, the Ruby River, Hebgen ... moreLake, Quake Lake, Henry’s Lake, the Big Hole River and scores of smaller streams, the town boasts what many consider the best trout fishing in the world. As well known for its wranglers as its anglers, Ennis has succeeded in maintaining the look and feel of its original, gold town roots. Warm and hospitable, the area offers a wide variety of accommodations ranging from simple campsites, rustic motels and gracious hotels, to full-service, luxury resorts. Fly shops are numerous, stocked by local experts ready to advise and assist, while guides can be booked for trips throughout the area.
Boredom is the only thing unavailable in Ennis. Throughout the summer season the city hosts a series of events, including its renowned 4th of July Celebration Parade and a genuine, old-fashioned rodeo. In August, fly-fishing luminaries from around the US, flock to Montana to compete in the Madison Fly Fishing Festival. Athletes also find their way to Ennis to compete in the city’s Madison Trifecta, two shorter races followed by a full Marathon at 9000 feet, the highest elevation run in America. For the true sportsman, October falls in with the annual Hunter’s Feed. What’s caught, typically elk, moose deer, pheasant and bobcat, gets cooked on the streets and served up to hungry spectators.
Flanked by three grand mountain ranges, The Tobacco Root, Gravelly and Madison, Ennis is scenic and entertaining – truly an authentic, fly fisher’s haven.
The Silver Bow Club is a family owned, Montana guest ranch boasting 1800 acres and frontage on the Big Hole River – a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. Choose from cabin accommodations or ... moreenjoy the entire 15,000 square foot Lodge when coming with family or a group. We offer the best fishing in Southwest Montana. Our ranch gives you exclusive access to 3 ½ miles of the Big Hole River. This Blue Ribbon trout stream is home to Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown Trout as well as Arctic Grayling.
Our grand Lodge is the perfect setting for a corporate retreat, a fishing expedition or a Montana wedding. With 8 bedrooms, a private chef, a hot tub under the big sky and great room with a stone fireplace created from ranch boulders, the lodge is a spectacular setting for a fly fishing adventure, a Christmas gathering or family reunion.
Our two bedroom cabins are perfect for a couple or a small group of friends. Tastefully furnished and equipped for cooking, the cabins are an affordable way to take advantage of the Silver Bow Club’s 1800 acres and 3 1/2 miles of Big Hole River frontage.
- Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
- Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
- Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.