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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Fishing report 5-12-20

Fishing report 5-12-20

Big water: The big water is running around 21,300 CFS. Thats pretty big but it appears to be on the drop and hopefully we will get another short window to fish the big river before it decides to really blow out. If you do get out to fish, look for […]

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Um, Excuse me bear.

The snowpack is stout!

Everyone likes a hardy snowpack. One of the most important indicators as to how our summer fishing season will play out is our springtime snow pack. Ultimately our aquifers, lakes, and rivers are recharged annually by the amount of snow we received throughout winter and spring. Fortunately for us, we […]

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Fishing Report 4-10-20

Fishing Report 4-10-20

Spring appears to have sprung in the Flathead Valley and the fishing has been similar to the weather, HOT.  Big water: The big river and it’s tributaries have seen quite the turnaround this week. Water temps have risen into the mid 40’s with our warm and sunny days and it […]

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Happy May Day! It’s Guide Season.

Happy May Day! It’s Guide Season.

We made it to May. After several weeks of being shut down with a standing “stay at home order”, Governor Bullock has begun slowly opening the state’s economy. We are currently in Phase 1 of a 3 phases reopening. Phase 1 and 2, allow us to run guided fishing trips […]

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Fishing Report 4/27/2020

Fishing Report 4/27/2020

How high is the water Momma? -Johnny Cash Big water: The big water is quite large and getting bigger by the day. Its “High Water” season in the Flathead Valley. Small Water: Small water is no longer a good descriptions of our creeks and small rivers. Everything flowing is big […]

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Fishing Report 4-20-20

Fishing Report 4-20-20

With all that is going on in the world this week, there are plenty of things that can bum you out. Fishing in the Flathead valley is not one of them.  Big water: The big water is starting to get bigger. With a string of nice weather and a substantial […]

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The Jig

The Jig

A little story. Lately I have been tying the majority of my nymphs using a jig hook. Yep, I jumped on that “Euro Style” bandwagon like the rest of all those flat brimmers. The damn things work pretty well and to be totally honest, I have been using jig hooks […]

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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Boy, it sure is “interesting times” throughout the world as we all deal with the current Covid-19 pandemic moving throughout, well, everywhere. Our small, fairly remote valley is no exception. At the time of writing this blog post, Governor Bullock has issued a “Stay at Home Directive” throughout the State […]

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