The Caverns in Winter

The Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is Montana’s very first state park, established in 1937. The history of the caverns is a fascinating story of Montana ingenuity and daring pioneer spirit. It is a place uniquely Montana and a one-of-a kind treasure. We...

Hebgen Dam Redux…Dodging A Bullet.

Officials are optimistic about the Madison River a year after dam malfunction, but unknowns remain By Alex Miller Chronicle Staff Writer Dec 18, 2022 The upper Madison River flows past dead vegetation along its bank on Dec. 15, 2022.Rachel Leathe/Chronicle The water...

Fate of Madison Decided by Politicians?

In the ultimate cop-out move and classic pass-the-buck futility, the latest recommendations proposed to relieve the ungodly stress on the Madison River received no action Tuesday afternoon by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. Impotence, incompetence,...

The Big Hole Closures…Is Madison Next?

I am posting this because of the last sentence in the article. A major, heavily used stretch of the Big Hole is CLOSED TO ALL FISHING from Oct. 1 to April 1 to protect spawning brown trout. Of course, anglers and guides who can’t fish that stretch of the Big...

Madison Regs Delayed…Again

FWP has decided to remove the new statewide fisheries plan from the commission vote in Oct. This should include the new regulations for the Upper Madison River but will it? Nobody knows. I mean…this is not surprising. Nobody wants to be the bad guy. The...