BIG HOLE C4 LODGE - MONTANA

 

BIG HOLE C4 LODGE - MONTANA

Nestled on 400 private acres on the famous Big Hole River, and surrounded by more than 20 miles of private waters, the Big Hole C-4 Lodge is the perfect base of operations for fishing Southwest Montana. Whether you spend your time on the Lodge's private spring creeks and ponds, or enjoy several days of floating the Big Hole and Beaverhead Rivers, you can expect productive and consistent fishing throughout your stay. The main lodge is a log structure that has a dining area and expansive sitting area surrounding a central rock fireplace. There are six rooms at the lodge, each featuring two queen beds, log furniture, full bath, and large picture windows with views of the mountains, wildlife, and spring creeks. The C-4 is a working ranch, complete with horseback riding and numerous options for non-anglers as well.

Typical Length of Stay

Trips and packages of any length can be arranged. Please Call Yellow Dog for details.

Accommodations and Lodging

Montana Beef!The main lodge is a log structure that has a dining area and expansive sitting area surrounding a central rock fireplace. The large lawn off the back deck of the lodge is prefect for post-fishing casting lessons, cold beverages, fish tales, and relaxing. A spring creek winds it was through the property only steps away from each bedroom.

There are six rooms at the Lodge, and each room's amenities include two queen sized log beds, log furniture including a large dresser and night tables, a well decorated full bath, outdoor fly rod racks, chest wader hangers, covered porch, and large picture windows with views of the mountains, wildlife, and spring creeks.

Food and Beverages

Each morning you will wake to the smell of gourmet coffee and a hot homemade Montana breakfast. In the evening you will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Following an enjoyable cocktail hour a fabulous home cooked dinner will be served.! Large servings of juicy steak or prime rib are prepared using only the finest ingredients. The C4 is a working cattle ranch and they know good beef. All of their beef is 100% Montana raised Angus. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the comforts of the main lodge. Lunch will be prepared streamside by your fishing guide. An assortment of beverages including water, iced tea, soda, etc. will be available for your big day on the river.

Fishing Information

Montana Brown TroutThe lodge is surrounded by productive private trout waters and the famous Big Hole River, which is one of Montana's finest pieces of water. Whether you spend your time on the Lodge's private spring creeks and ponds, or enjoy several days of floating the Big Hole and Beaverhead Rivers, you can expect productive and consistent fishing throughout your stay at the Big Hole C4. The spring creek adjacent to the main lodge meanders through open fields and tight willow bushes. On these home waters, prominent hatches on cloudy days and during low light conditions will challenge dry fly enthusiasts and streamer anglers alike. One of our favorite aspects of this destination is the Lodge's private boat launch on the Big Hole River. This is on a section that has little public access for float and wade anglers, so you will be most likely the only anglers on this section of the Big Hole due to the private take out on the ranch! This also makes for less time driving and more time fishing.

THE BIG HOLE RIVER
Fed by three different mountain ranges, dozens of freestone creeks and flowing over 100 miles, the Big Hole River is one of those places you just can't get off your mind. Often referred to as "The Last Best River," the Big Hole fishes well from ice out in April until the winter weather hits in November. Limited outfitter use makes this river a first choice for many anglers.

THE BEAVERHEAD RIVER
One of the three great tailwaters in Big Sky Country. Stable water flows, dense populations of trout and great insect life make this river a great option almost any time of year. Multiple spring creek influxes below Dillon create some great clear water, dry fly opportunities during the heat of the summer. Big Browns on hoppers. A great river to fly fish.

THE MADISON RIVER
They say you have to have an ace in the hole. If we had to pick a river to fit that bill, it would be the "Maddy." Astonishing numbers of trout and good water flows through the summer months keep the rods bent when fishing might be tough elsewhere.

THE JEFFERSON RIVER
Formed in Twin Bridges by the confluence of the Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby Rivers, the Jefferson flows northbound over eighty miles to the confluence of the Madison and Gallatin Rivers to form the Missouri. Receiving less pressure than any of the others, this is one of those fisheries that you have to see to believe.

THE RUBY RIVER
As our friends refer to secret spots - the Ruby River is a "sleeper". From the dam to Twin Bridges there is over 40 miles of twisting, turning trout water. Good public access makes this a great place to spend an afternoon before, during or after your trip.

SPRING CREEKS
The ranch on which the C-4 Lodge sits has two Spring Creeks on the property and one runs through the main ranch and accommodations. What you will find is places like Poindexter Slough in Dillon (entirely on state ground) - no rod fees there. Other options are the lower Beaverhead, Albers Slough, Owsley Slough, and a multitude of smaller feeder creeks, many of which don't even have names!

Boats and Equipment

Float fishing on area rivers is done via McKenzie-style drift boats designed for fly fishing. The C4 has a limited supply of loaner gear, so let us know what you need and we will try to have it here.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

Big Hole C4 LodgeSince the C-4 is a working ranch, there is plenty to do from horseback riding, hiking, nature tours, wildlife viewing and photography. We are happy to assist you or your family in the organization of non-angling activities during your stay. Remember that we can customize your entire package! If you want to fish less and sight-see more, let us know.Area activities include hiking, ranch experience, Winston Fly Rod Factory tour, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, skydiving, gold panning, wildlife and bird watching, nature tours and photography. And the best part? Baby sitters are available!

How To Get There

The nearest commercial airport is Gallatin Field, located in Bozeman, Montana. Serviced by Delta, Northwest, United, Frontier, and Horizon Airlines, the airport is approximately 1.5 hours from the C4 Lodge.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

If you would like to drive directly to the C-4 on your own or rent a car in Bozeman, a map will be sent to you prior to your departure. A pre-arranged shuttle service between Bozeman is also available for an additional charge. Please contact Yellow Dog for details.

2013 Rates / Package Costs

The following includes, access to miles of private fishing water, meals, single room w/ 2 queen beds, private bath, access to high-speed Internet and laundry facilities.

Length of Stay Double
Occupancy
Single
Occupancy
Fully Guided Package
7 Night / 6 Fishing Days $3,850 $5,250
6 Night / 5 Fishing Days $3,300 $4,500
5 Night / 4 Fishing Days $2,750 $3,750
4 Night / 3 Fishing Days $2,200 $3,000
3 Night / 2 Fishing Days $1,650 $2,250
Non-Guided Package
7 Night / 6 Fishing Days $2,450 $2,800
6 Night / 5 Fishing Days $2,100 $2,400
5 Night / 4 Fishing Days $1,750 $2,000
4 Night / 3 Fishing Days $1,400 $1,600
3 Night / 2 Fishing Days $1,050 $1,200

Nightly Rates
The following rates are per person, per night

Lodging with Meals -
Includes, meals, single room w/ 2 queen beds, private bath, access to high-speed Internet and laundry facilities.
Double Occupancy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $300
Single Occupancy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $425

Lodging Only -
Includes, single room w/ 2 queen beds, private bath, access to high-speed Internet and laundry facilities.
Double Occupancy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $150
Single Occupancy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $250

* Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Access to miles of private water
  • Fishing with experienced guides and flies
  • Transfers to and from rivers each day

What's Not Included

  • Transportation costs to and from Montana and C4 Ranch.
  • Montana fishing license
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Equipment, terminal tackle, and other items of a personal nature

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or info@yellowdogflyfishing.com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

Other Information

Local Attractions in the Area - Other Things to See and Do!

Alder Gulch - Site of one of the largest gold rush in the United States.

Lewis & Clark - The two famous pioneers of the American frontier traveled throughout this country, and especially along the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Ruby and Jefferson rivers.

Butte Copper Mine - Home to one of the largest defunct copper mines ever to exist in the United States; visitors can also visit dozens of family owned shops, museums, and stores.

Virginia City & Nevada City - Two old west gold-rush cities turned ghost towns during the Alder gold rush. During the summer months, guests can enjoy plenty of activities, stores, playhouses, and more.

The Big Hole Battlefield - Home of the Nez Perce War where, in 1877, a bloody five month conflict erupted between the federal United States and the Native Americans of the region.

Yellowstone National Park - Experience this world famous park; only 1 ½ hours from the Big Hole C4 Lodge.

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