June 24,25…2021. Big flies, Big fun.

Caught some nice ones with Matt and Erin…we hit the salmon fly hatch between Palisades and Ruby Ck. Also steady caddis hatches all the way in many sizes. We stopped and fished to some rising fish and caught a dandy bow on #18 Goofus Bug. River is in great...

June 19…2021. Matching the Hatch.

Good today with Monica and Steve. Several nice ones on the dry/dropper combo rig. #10 Olive Body Elk Hair with # 16 Lightning Bug worked best. Steady caddis hatch all the way down. We floated the Lyons to Ruby Ck. stretch.

Brown Trout Blues.

“… there appears to be larger forces at work here than just fishing pressure and angling mortality — probably more flow or temperature driven…” Well…Montana, there seems to be a problem. Your brown trout are in trouble. FWP is...

June 15…2021. Half Day Action.

Took Shelbi and Matt on the Maddy for a half day float trip. Shelbi got hot on the Sparkle Minnow and Little Red Fly. The south wind blew like a banshee but we didn’t care ’cause we’re fishin’ instead of wishin’. We floated the Lyons to...

Letter to the Editor.

From the Butte Standard today: Brown trout crisis Brown trout crisis Pure and Simple: The article about Brown Trout in Crisis is outstanding journalism. This story needed to be told so everyone can contribute to protecting the Brown trout starting now and moving into...

Big Sky, Big Fish.

Seven Montana record-breaking fish caught in 9 months By Bret Hauff Chronicle Staff WriterJun 10, 2021 A group of anglers fish Hyalite Reservoir on June 7.Rachel Leathe/Chronicle The past year has been a good one for anglers in Montana. It all started in August when...

June 10…2021. Slim Pickins.

What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty. Hebgen release is 384CFS…384! Almost 900CFS below 30 year average. Never seen it this low. I realize they are holding back water to fill the reservoir, but this is radical. You think this river is high right now?...