Geeking Out with Goldeneyes

In wintertime around the Madison you might see and hear black and white fighter jets whizzing by in formation over the river with a whistle and a whoosh…goldeneyes. But wait. We have two species of goldeneyes around these parts. Common and Barrow’s. Which...

The Walleye Belt

This is where I grew up…The Walleye Belt…east side of Cleveland to be exact…the Village of Mayfield to be more exact. But it wasn’t the Walleye Belt back then. More like the Pollution Belt. Growing up in NE Ohio in the 50s and 60s, Lake Erie...

Hebgen Investigation Posed.

Three non-profit groups are looking for answers into the dam malfunction that cut flows and threatened fish pops in the Madsion on Nov. 30 last year. I agree with them. The part that bothers me is that there was no alarm system to alert NorthWesternEnergy when the dam...

Hebgen Malfunction: Outdoor Life.

This article from Outdoor Life (remember them?) is an accurate summary of the near disaster at Hebgen…and how the people took action: fishing guides, concerned citizens and the utility company working together, side by side, for the common good of the Madison. How a...

Rest and Rotation Dumped.

So…to answer the question I get a thousand times and day and sometimes in my sleep: “what are they gonna do about the river?” The answer is….NOTHING. There will be a cap on outfitted guide trips effective 2023, which will do zilch regarding...

Montana Ranch Worth $200 Million?

Forget gold, crypto, IPOs, baseball cards or pork belly futures. You want to make money? Buy a ranch in Montana. The road to prosperity is full of land mines and booby traps…but owning a ranch in Montana is pretty much a sure thing. Since my time in the Madison...