Western Montana Pike

I was able to sneak out for a few hours the other day, to ply Montana’s rivers for northern pike, which invaded these systems 20 years ago. To catch pike you have to row past a bunch of trout and in this case they were all rising to small mayflies. Not an easy thing to do. But it paid off in the form of a 13-pound northern coming to hand. The weather calls for sun this weekend, so grab a six or seven-weight rod and some big, white streamers and hit the backwaters if you have time. Clark Fork. Flathead. Bitterroot. Sealey/Clearwater. These rivers all offer good shots at the water wolf. —GT

This entry was posted in Culture, Montana, Northern Rockies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>