Letters to the Editor…Help the Big Hole

Montana Standard, Butte, Mt. Paul Siddoway: Crunch time for Big Hole Fisheries Management Plan PAUL SIDDOWAYSep 9, 2022 Dr. Paul Siddoway PAUL SIDDOWAY “The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart” – Shozo Tanaka I am...

Lost Mine Canyon Trail…Feeling the Burn

Last summer we had heavy smoke in the Madison Valley. The Goose Fire started by lightning strike on July 1 and stayed active until officially contained on Aug 9. The fire began in an inaccessible area near Hoodoo Pass and burned 7522 acres. Fishing guides and anglers...

Red Rock Lakes NWR

Janet and I went camping and birding at one of our favorite spots…Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge on the Montana-Idaho border. It is set in the Centennial Valley and from our campsite we can view four mountain ranges…the Centennials, Snowcrest,...

Flood Stage.

Seemingly overnight, SW Montana has gone from serious drought conditions to flood stage. Various rivers are moving off their banks and into a basement near you. The Yellowstone River is the meanest culprit, taking out the Carbella Bridge and causing a 100% closure of...

Opening Day.

Opening Day! The third Saturday in May is the traditional opening day of fishing season in Montana. It was established way-back-when by FWP before “conservation groups” and “concerned citizens” pressured to open certain sections of selected...