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Fishing

Trout fishing in the Big Horn Mountains is one of the best kept secrets of the West.   From the middle of June to the end of September the lakes and streams of the Big Horns provide opportunities to tangle with cutthroat, rainbow, brown, brook and golden trout.   Fish from shore or in a boat on four lakes near the lodge or cast a fly to a hungry rainbow on one of the over 250 lakes or streams in theCloud Peak Wilderness Area.   Regardless of your experience level there's great fishing waiting for you!

“My most memorable day fishing ever…..started with breakfast at 7 am at Paintrock Lodge.   The guides packed our lunches and fishing gear onto a pack horse.   By 9 am my husband, son and three other guests were on our horses riding into the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area.   After a couple hours of riding through some of the most beautiful mountains you can imagine we arrived at one of the hundreds of lakes in the area.   Every cast of my small spinner was met with a hungry cutthroat or rainbow trout.  We carefully released them for the next group.   Lunch was wonderful and the ride back watching the sun go down was unbelievably beautiful.   I will never forget the fishing, scenery, my gentle horse and the bonding with family and friends.   Many stories were told at dinner about the big one that got away (really).   Exhausted by the day’s activities my head hit the pillow in my comfortable bed and I wondered what we would be doing the next day.”    Becky G., West Virginia