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August

What a difference a year makes. about this time last year we were faced with low water, warm water temperatures, numerous fishing restrictions and river closures and a fish killing parasite in the Yellowstone River. We survived it all, rather well actually, but there is no denying that conditions were less than ideal in August [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Time for the MO

       Temperatures in the mid 80s last week - A winter storm warning calling for over a foot of snow at elevations above 7500ft for tomorrow...yep - that sounds about right. Springtime in MT - conditions seem to change by the minute. About the only thing consistent at this time of year is [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

March Fishing

       In the past few seasons the end of March has found me well underway, having fished consistently since mid- January. Not quite as much this year...why?  The answer is simple, seems we had somewhat of a normal winter this last round - with plenty of cold and ice, snow, wind and all [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Ice still strong

      Despite nearly two weeks of unusually warm weather, the ice remains good on most Montana reservoirs as does the fishing. Often, early and late season are best through the ice and this year  is no exception.         Overall, the perch fishing has been spectacular with the general trend being [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

No Shortage of Ice

As it should be, it's been cold around here as of late. How quickly we forget that Montana is supposed to be bitter during the winter months. The past few years have been mild and relatively pleasant. Depending on who you might talk to though, conditions as of late are more like it - a [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Winter has Arrived

After a mild November, winter is now upon us. Seems that overnight the snow and and cold weather arrived and, according to the forecasts I've checked, it seems likely that it's here to stay. We've had a fair amount of snow in the past two weeks and temps have gone from balmy to downright freezing. [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Yellowstone Opened/Hoot Owl Restrictions Lifted

It wasn't all that long ago that the discovery of the PKD parasite in the Yellowstone River, the cause of some significant whitefish mortality, led to a complete closure of this prized fishery. At that point, we weren't sure when we'd get back on the river. A tough scenario indeed with the foremost concern being [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Yellowstone River Closure

As many of you already know, the Yellowstone River and all tributaries (from the YNP boundary at Gardiner to Laurel) were closed to all water recreation last week upon in response to discovery of a parasite that causes Proliferative Kidney Disease (PKD). To date, some 4000 whitefish have been counted dead and very small number [...]

By |August 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Summer Mixed Bag

It's been quite a summer thus far - what started as a cool, even wet July changed drastically - its been hot and dry for quite a while now. Really hot and super dry. Yes, the conditions are taking their toll on our rivers. Many stretches of water in the area are under "hoot owl" [...]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

July 4 weekend

Happy Independence Day! No better way too spend the holiday weekend than on the river. Sure it's been hot here, and yes, rivers are lower than we'd like to see them, and yes there are some rivers with hoot owl  restrictions on them (meaning fishing is closed from 2pm to midnight but open otherwise) but [...]

By |July 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments