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" I would go back in a minute! Did I mention the 22" brown trout!"

See what our guests have to say about us!


The Best Fishing in the Lower 48!

Kate & Bob Olsen

"In our 30 years of trout fishing, we experienced the best brown and rainbow trout fishing in the lower 48 states at your Big Hole C4 Lodge! Thanks to you for furnishing great hospitality and guides and giving us some great fish stories and memories. The big bow picture was reviewed every day for the remainder of our trip - it now hangs proudly on our wall along with pictures from Russia, Alaska, Chile and Argentina!"

True Western Hospitality

Frank Hertel

"The fly fishing was great, and your "true western hospitality" really made it an experience to remember. What a slice of heaven! Between the food, horseback riding, and answering all of my ranching questions, you and your family went out of your way to make us feel like family. Having never fly fished before, I really didn't know what to expect, but the rivers, fish, and guides combined to make it the perfect place to learn and have a special first time experience."

50 Fish in One Day

Fred Bender

"Thanks so much for your warm hospitality and for that special day on the pond. I am sure I have never caught more than fifty fish in one day ever before in my life- and all 14-18 inches!"

Talk of the Town!


"Thanks again to you and your family for hosting such a great trip for us. There was literally a buzz around the office when we got back because everyone had so much fun!"

Wannabe Cowboy!


"Just a note to say thanks. What a great way for me to spend a few days with such great people in such a special place. I have been waiting just about 25 years to make it to your part of the country, and I was not disappointed!"

"Your hospitality to open the lodge for one "wannabe" angler/cowboy will always be remembered - the "big sky setting", the more than comfortable accommodations, the incredible "grub" (thanks especially to Cindy!), the conversations about cattle, agriculture, the economy, the land, the wildlife, the fishing - the western way of life, the ranch life, is alive and well with the Ashcrafts. I can only wish the best for and am confident about the future of southwest Montana.!"

An All Around Excellent Experience!

Dave Blade

"The trip was excellent in all aspects. the lodging, the hosts as well as their staff, the fishing guides, the food, the hospitality in general, I can't say enough about it. It was an all around excellent experience. I would go back in a minute. Please stay in touch. Oh yeah, did I mention the 22" brown that I landed? --- it was a PIG !"