Six Proven Patterns for Fall Fishing

Fall is finally here—many of the leaves on our Western rivers are changing, stream flows are low and water temperatures are cold, and it is time for us to wear fleece and wool. After a long summer of hot and dry conditions, the onset of fall means opportunities for your next fly fishing outing is [...]

Montana Lifts More River Restrictions

With recent cool weather, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted more river restrictions. The lifting of these restrictions along with the cooler and longer nights of late August and early September compared to late July and early August, means that anglers can now extend their fishing hours. However, even with these cooler water temperatures, [...]

By |08/24/2021|Montana|

Fly Fishing Film Tour’s Drift Boat Drive-In in Bozeman August 12

The fly fishing film fest benefitting Casting for Recovery is coming to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman tomorrow, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Drift Boat Drive-In includes inspiring films, food trucks, comradery and raffle prizes including a Yeti package. Proceeds will go to Casting for Recovery, a nonprofit that connects women with breast cancer [...]

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 [...]

Trout and Water Temperature: To Fish or Not to Fish

As summer conditions across the West are the norm, it is important to be aware of the affect of water temperature on trout. For the next few weeks, anglers who care about the sustainability of our fisheries must incorporate knowledge of water temperatures into their daily routine more than ever before.   As water temperatures [...]

Progress on protecting native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park

Invasive lake trout have been a main culprit in the decades long decline of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake and in the Yellowstone River downstream of the lake. But, the tide has potentially turned. Photo: Neal Herbert/National Park Service   Some great news out of Yellowstone National Park this spring: numbers [...]

US West Snow Data Update

As much of the US West saw below average snow and precipitation in late March and April, so goes the mountain snowpack data. A few spots increased their snowpack--like southcentral Montana and a few drainages in northern Wyoming--but most of the West's major drainages saw levels drop to below historical averages. Central Oregon saw the [...]

Winners of the 2021 Orvis Endorsed Awards announced

Each year, for thirty-five years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Awards are allocated based on a number of criteria, the most important of which is customer feedback: the reviews from the customers who have experienced these operations are the ultimate arbiters of success. Also [...]

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