Wild Montana Anglers

Articles by: mark@wildmontanaanglers.com

Trash lingers on the Clark Fork

Litter still remains in the Clark Fork river one year after train derailment. A guide’s perspective.

After a train derailment in April of 2023, trash still remains along the banks of the Clark Fork river in 2024.

Brandon Barnes fishing for bull trout on the South fork of the Flathead.

Potential Fishing Regulation changes on the Flathead River system for 2025-2026.

Proposed regulation Changes for 25/26 Montana FWP has released its proposed regulation changes for the 25/26 seasons and is soliciting public comment on the proposals until April 26, 2024. There are over 30 potential regulation changes in Region 1 but only a handful affect the waters that we guide at […]

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Fishing the Flathead Valley and Montana 2022.

Fishing the Flathead Valley and Montana 2022.

nglers on our home waters in the Flathead Valley were treated to prolific hatches and a river that changed its look after an above average high water season. The folks we guided on the Missouri River were treated to some of the best dry fly fishing that we have seen in the past several years and on our smaller waters, anglers were treated to above average trout willing to eat a well placed hopper. This article is a review of fishing in the Flathead Valley and Montana in 2022.

Daily Interlake Photo

Hybrid “Cuttbow ” Trout Prefer Swimabouts.

Local biologist’s study focuses on hybrid trout in the Flathead River system.

Fishing Report 05-20-21

Fishing Report 05-20-21

From water to bugs, it’s all things “big” in and around Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. With a string of high pressure systems, the big river is showing her might with water conditions at bank full with snowmelt. It’s the annual recharge from the high country. This past week, the fishing has been moderate to good with some small waters producing major bug activity. All in all, It’s a great time to be an angler in the beautiful area known as the Crown of the Continent.

Glacier National Park Area Fishing Report 5-5-21

Glacier National Park Area Fishing Report 5-5-21

The big flush from the mountains in and around Glacier National Park has finally arrived. Mother Nature took it’s sweet time this year. As a result, we enjoyed some great fishing later into the spring. The snow pack from in and around Glacier National Park is making its way through the forks. Down into the main stem and flowing into Flathead Lake. It might be a while until the big river is fishable again but luckily for us there is great fishing to be had elsewhere. It’s small water and Stillwater season in the Flathead Valley!

Fishing Report 4-13-21

Fishing Report 4-13-21

You know what is a lot more fun than paying taxes? Well, that list is quite long. But if one was wanting to find an activity to get away from the tax season blues, there is no better place to be than the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. We have seen fishing in the Flathead valley range from really good (think getting a tax refund) to No bueno (think getting audited by the IRS). It’s still very much worth your time to get out there and enjoy what this valley has to offer. Here is a run down of what we have observed recently on our local waters.

Fishing Report 4-2-2020

Fishing Report 4-2-2020

Fishing around Glacier National Park and throughout the Flathead Valley is starting to heat up. Bugs are coming off, trout are on the move, and plenty people are getting out and enjoying everything this area has to offer. Here’s a report from what has been happening lately on some of our local waters.

Fishing Report 3-19-21

Fishing Report 3-19-21

Fishing report for the Glacier National Park area for 3-19-21.

Waiting Around to Fly. Gringos Fishing in Patagonia.

Waiting Around to Fly. Gringos Fishing in Patagonia.

A couple of gringos get together in remote Patagonia, Chile. They fish, laugh, and have a great time.