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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.

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.

Trout Unlimited Endorses Wild Montana Anglers.

Trout Unlimited Endorses Wild Montana Anglers.

We are humbled to have Trout Unlimited endorse Wild Montana Anglers.

2020 Big River Fishing Recap

2020 Big River Fishing Recap

WHAT A YEAR.  If I had to give 2020 a theme song, I would choose “Help” from the Beatles. It has been a shit show of year but I don’t have to tell you that, you lived it too. From Covid to Wildfires there seemed little to be stoked about. […]

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New AIS Rules for Nonresident Boaters in Montana.

New AIS Rules for Nonresident Boaters in Montana.

Reduced AIS license fees and vessel permit requirements are just some of the new regulations for out of state boaters coming to Montana in 2020. If you or someone you know are coming to Montana and are planning on bringing a water bound vessel, make sure you know the regulations. […]

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Fishing Report 5-19-20

Fishing Report 5-19-20

Did I hear you say the “Big Bugs” were out? – the crazy eyed fisherman knocking on my car window. Big water: She is big! Flowing at 31,500 CFS, it’s going to be a little while until this beloved river is going to be fishable. If you do get out […]

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Trailer Love. A Drift Boat Trailer Rebuild.

Trailer Love. A Drift Boat Trailer Rebuild.

I have a hard time getting rid things that are dear to me. Does that make me a hoarder? Possibly, or maybe it’s that I have a passion for refurbishing equipment. With the guiding season off to a slow start due to COVID-19, I decided to take on a project […]

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