Tarpon, The Film

When I started guiding in the Florida Keys in the 1980s, I heard about a VHS copy of some “underground” tarpon footage floating around. It was almost a myth or a legend or a bootleg documentary. It was a film that got finished in 1973 and released to the...

Letter from Our Governor

Madison Valley, Gen Pierce photo April 4, 2020, Helena, Mt. Thank you for your strength and compassion for our fellow Montanans during this time. Right now, working together to fight this virus actually means staying separate. Staying at home and taking even one...

A Giant From Old Florida.

photo by Earle Waters On May 23, 1981, Capt. Dale Perez with angler Tom Evans set out on a Homosassa morning looking for Mr. Big. They came back with the IGFA World Record fly rod tarpon…186.8 lbs. on 15 pound tippet…at the time, the largest tarpon ever...

A Letter from the Road

From my old pal Jay and how it all started. Jay Hyer How I Met Downtown Brown: It was the mid eighties. I fish with a group of slap-stick slap-water types called the Axolotl Society who annually converge on the unsuspecting residents of a western community and over...

Number of large trout in Madison River declines

By Brett French Billings Gazette 15 hrs ago A Madison River rainbow trout is released on the river near Ennis. The number of large brown and rainbow trout in the upper Madison River has declined below 20-year averages, and fisheries biologists are unsure why. “It’s...