New Rules for Fishing the Madison

“While the issues before you today are not easy, and nor do they offer simple solutions, I think all of us on this call really care about crafting the best way forward.”…Martha Williams, Director, Mt. FWP. And so with that sterile, impersonal Zoom...

Feathered Carnage, Frozen Death.

Wad of coots huddled together on Ennis Lake today. Cruising and birding with Janet today, we witnessed carnage, slow suffering and death. Any year when Ennis Lake does a quick freeze like this year, hundreds if not thousands of coots are too slow to flee and actually...

O-Leech Refresh

New home-tie for spring stillwater rainbows using high-viz beads & ostrich fibers… strip, pause…strip, pause…set! Hook: Mustad S82, 3XH, 2XL…#10, #12 Bead: Hareline Dazzle brass 7/64″ fl. pink, fl. orange Thread: Danville 6/0 nylon,...

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...