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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 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.

Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project.

Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project.

A few years ago, I was guiding on the Flathead River. I stepped out of the boat to ramble around the river bank while my anglers methodically fished a riffle that was holding rising trout. Not too far inside the riparian zone, I came across a marker that was a reminder of how […]

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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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Fishing Report 6-24-20

Fishing Report 6-24-20

This winter’s snow is still coursing through the veins of the Flathead River system but the surging water is starting to subside, trout are looking to feed, and we are stoked to be back on the big water. Big water: The big river is still, well,… big. At just under […]

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Fishing report 6-14-20

Fishing report 6-14-20

Things are happening in the Flathead Valley. The West side of Glacier National Park is open, tourist are funneling in, and our local fisheries are a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the Montana summer! Big water: There were rumors of the big river possibly starting to fish but […]

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Fishing Report 3-30-20

Fishing Report 3-30-20

This week has been interesting, huh? I won’t dive into the obvious but what I will tell you is what I and some fishy friends from around the Flathead Valley have observed on our local waterways this week. Big Water: The Flathead River system is fishing pretty similar to the […]

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Eric Rowe's bent stick.

Fishing Report: 3-23-20

Spring time fishing on the Flathead River is about quality over quantity.