Big Hole Brown Trout in Trouble?

Guest view: Brown trout on the Big Hole need help. PAUL SIDDOWAY, Montana Standard, 9/9/2020 In the early 1930s, a large Brown trout was displayed in the window of a Butte sporting goods store, with a sign stating that it had been caught at Melrose on the Big Hole...

Algae Bloom and Other Slime

Attention all you “Big Sky land stewards”, “Yellowstone Clubbers”, “Condo Kings”, “Mansion Moguls”, “Spanish Peakers”…Oprah, Bill, Tom Brady, etc, etc, etc. Look at that view! Look at the colors! We are...

Hope and Loose Change.

“We could totally eliminate all of the commercial usage on the river, and in one year, that would more than backfill by noncommercial use,” FWP Commisioner Rich Stuker. My sentiments exactly…thank you Mr. Stuker. This entire exercise is a circle jerk of futility...

World Record Tarpon on Fly?

There are some stories that are just whispers, or rumor, or gossip. These are the stories you can’t read about on some fly shop website from neophyte wannabees hoping to “be somebody” in the world of fly fishing. There are posers and fakers and then...

Smith River

Guest view: ‘Unique quality’ of the Smith River must be preserved JIM POSEWITZJun 11, 2020 JIM POSEWITZ TOM BAUER, Missoulian “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that...