At the Bighorn Trout Shop, we know all great fishing adventures begin with the most important ingredient of all—a great river. So, why not choose to enjoy what many say is the finest trout stream in the continental United States. Numerous articles have appeared in fishing magazines across the country and around the world lauding the Bighorn’s outstanding trout fishing. The Bighorn River flows through the prairie of eastern Montana, and in its cool, clear depths reside an astounding number of wild brown and rainbow trout. No stocked fish here—these fish are born and bred in the river’s cool depths. The Bighorn River is diverse in character. Some of the river resembles a giant spring creek. The water is alkaline and aquatic vegetation is plentiful. Other sections of the river mirror a typical freestone river, with faster water and a classic riffle-and-pool environment.