Category Archives: Montana

Montana Whitetail Hunting With Daughters

Finally, this boy found some time to get into the field. And the only way I did that was by playing hardball with my girls. Did they want to spend the weekend hunting? No way. They wanted playdates and sleepovers … Continue reading

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Toyo’s MT (Maximum Traction) Tires and High Country Cutthroats

Sometimes the waters close to home are hardest to reach, often because we just push them aside and say, I can fish it another day, other times because, well, you just can’t get to them. That’s the case with this … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Fall Caddis

It’s getting pretty late in the game now for October caddis, but you may still find some flying around in western Montana and northern Idaho. If you do, don’t worry about matching them too specifically. In fact, general representations should … Continue reading

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Fall: Too Many Options

Every dedicated outdoorsman knows that fall is too short. There are too many good options at this time of year and not enough time to do them all. Fishing for cutthroats. Fishing for steelhead. Hunting birds. Hunting big game. All … Continue reading

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MT Rivers on the Drop

You can still find some muddy water in Montana, and maybe we’re still a week out on the Clark Fork, but some of the smaller waters are falling nicely, running mostly clear and if not wadable all the way across, … Continue reading

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Idaho Trout and Char Get Free Ride

Saw this piece in the Missoulian and found it interesting. Figured all of you would, too. Don’t know if this makes more sense than cleaning up the habitat and giving all these fish a real chance, but I’m sure the … Continue reading

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Western Montana Hatches Be Jammin’

Here’s a little report that my friend Jed Fitzpatrick, who owns Bitterroot River Guides, cranked out after he and I and a few others floated Montana’s Bitterroot River last week. With some colder weather the river is probably on the … Continue reading

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Some Guides Oppose Bitterroot Sidechannel Closure

Most Montana anglers would agree that the Bitterroot River is one of the state’s most dangerous floats, mostly because the riverbed changes each year and scads of woody debris clogs some portions of the river. To put it bluntly, you … Continue reading

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Groups Sue USFW Over Big Hole Grayling

Montana’s Big Hole River is probably my favorite, for too many reasons to list here. However, I will offer a couple: first, it offers the opportunity to catch a mega brown or rainbow trout on any given cast, it seems … Continue reading

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GT’s Two Fly Winter Setup

It may have felt like spring around Montana yesterday, and it looks like we’ll see temperatures in the 50s by the coming weekend, but it’s still winter and the fish know it. I’ve heard good reports of late from the … Continue reading

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