Big Browns Lurking in Bighorn.

Bighorn River near Ft. Smith, Montana Brett French, The Billings Gazette…4/21/2019 One of Montana’s premier trout fishing streams, the Bighorn River, could be poised for an excellent season provided nothing “really weird” happens with spring runoff. “People...

“Targets of Scorn”

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” William Shakespeare Madison River Foundation director resigns amid criticism Michael Wright, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 4/10/19 The executive director of the Madison River...

Madison River Foundation Executive Director Resigns

Lauren Wittorp has resigned her post without explanation. She is the fourth ED to resign from MRF since its inception. No word yet if the Foundation will dissolve or re-group. We wish her well. Her letter to members posted on MRF Facebook page: Dear Madison River...

Letter to the Editor

Montana Standard, Butte, Mt. 3/29/2019…letter from Mr. Keith Shein: Protect the Madison “At the recent meetings in Ennis regarding attempts to put forth guidelines for protecting the Madison River from over-fishing, there was a hue and cry from guides and...

The Little Red Line

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please” Mark Twain This chart shows angler use days on the Upper Madison River topping 200,000 in 2016-2017. The blue line depicts all users, the red line depicts outfitted users. from...

Closed to Fishing from Boats

“Too many boats on the river!” That was the cry forty years ago. The Upper Madison was going through growing pains…the brand new wild trout/catch and release regulations were in place as well as some experimentation. The section from Snoball to Kelly...