Big Hole…Good News and So-So News

Big Hole: Trout numbers better than last year but still below average DUNCAN ADAMS Montana Standard 50 mins ago Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Conservation Technician Lucas Bateman nets a fish while performing an electrofishing survey on the Big Hole River in...

June 7…2024. Muddy Waters

Upper Madison is high and muddy…so is the Gallatin, Jefferson, Yellowstone and most other rivers in SW Montana. The Lower Madison is not bad because most of the mud from the Upper Madison settles out in Ennis Lake. Quite a few float trips are taking place on the...

OOOh That Smell!

Mystery snails, pond loaches, trout that glow in the dark. Something rotten at FWP? This is a Dojo Loach…a popular freshwater aquarium fish from Asia. One was found recently in a pond near Bozeman. There are over 10,000 such “ponds” currently in...

Blocked

And of course this is happening right under our noses in the Madison Valley as we speak. RB CONSERVATION  PUBLIC LANDS & WATERS In a Tale as Old as the West, Wealthy Californians Moved to Montana and Blocked Historic River Access A conflict in the state’s...