The Bankside

Snowpack sees slight improvement in some areas, drop in others

A moderately strong storm system moved through the northern Rockies last week, giving a slight bump to the region's snowpack. For anglers living in southcentral Montana, northern Wyoming, and along Colorado's front range the 7-day change in snowpack was positive. Even with the recent storm, snowpack across the US West is lagging compared to long-term [...]

Fly Fishing Resolutions for the New Year

Here is the onWater 2023 Fly Fishing Resolutions List for the New Year! We left out the most obvious one – to fish more – as few of us fish as much as we’d like. However, with new goals in mind, there's never been a better time to get out and Explore Your Water. Introduce [...]

Take the Pledge: No Fish Dry July

The heat is on throughout the US West and trout in many of our rivers are beginning to feel the negative effects. Join fellow anglers and take the pledge: No Fish Dry July. From our friends at Keep Fish Wet: With many places enduring extreme drought and water temperatures much higher than normal, we encourage [...]

Montana: Warm water, low flows, prompt more fishing restrictions and closures

Across much of the West prolonged hot and dry weather is impacting many of our cold water fisheries. In Montana--a state that manages many of its rivers and streams as wild trout fisheries--because of several weeks of hot and dry weather now has several river closures and restrictions currently in place. From a recent press [...]

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