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March 24th, 2023

Aquatic Invasive Species in Montana

AIS In Montana And The Laziness Of Mankind by guide Jim Bob   A recent report published by Montana F.W.P showed 10 new detections of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in 10 separate bodies of water across Montana in 2022. AIS such as New Zealand Mud Snails, Flowering Rush, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curlyleaf Pondweed, and Fragrant Waterlily […]

-John Way
Lush green grass and trees surround a winding Montana river with smaller tributaries.
March 11th, 2023

Fishing Alone in the Crowded West

Fishing Alone In The “Crowded” West By Jim Bob Terry Spend more than an hour in the local watering hole of any popular fishery and soon enough you’ll hear something to the extent of “this river is too damn crowded” from a visiting angler. While he or she might be right that the more popular […]

-John Way
Guide trip on the Madison
March 3rd, 2023

The What, When, and How of booking your fishing trip 

The What, When, and How of booking your fishing trip  By Jim Bob Terry Going out with a Montana Fly Fishing  guide is pretty great…. It can take the confusion out of new water, solve the “no boat” problem, take the legwork out of the day, and even grow your list of bad jokes. Overall, […]

-John Way
Brown Trout Release
January 30th, 2023

Get your Gear Ready for Spring Fishing

Get Ready for Spring Fishing Now   The glory days of spring fishing in Montana are not that far off and now is the time to start to prep.  Before you know it, April will be here and all will be floating wild Montana Rivers in search of heafty browns and rainbows.  Your first outing […]

-John Way
Winter rainbow
January 24th, 2023

Fishing Report for January 25 2023

MidWinter Fly Fishing on the Madison Mid winter fly fishing can be a fickle thing.  Weather is everything.  Find a nice day above freezing with a little sun and little wind and you are golden.  Finding these days are rare in the Madison Valley but they do exist. Some Good Days on the River On […]

-John Way
Guided float trip
January 12th, 2023

Float vs. Wade for your First Trip to Montana

Float vs Wade for your first trip to Montana.   Well, you have done it decided to book your first trip to Montana.  You have read stories for years about fabled waters, large wild fish and endless adventure.  You have decided on a river and an outfitter now you need to decide if floating or […]

-John Way
Varney from air
December 6th, 2022

The Best Time of Year to Fly Fish in Montana

The Best time of year to fly fish in Montana Everyone knows the old saying. When is the best time to fish?  When you can get here.  It is true most any time of year a person can catch fish in Montana.  With that being said Montana is a huge state and has tons of […]

-John Way
Hank with a lake run brown
October 4th, 2022

Fall Fishing in the Madison Valley

Fall Means Great Fishing on the Madison River By Hank Kuntzelman One thing our clients always seem to ask us is when is the best time for Montana Trout Fishing? Our answer every time is “spring and fall”. The Madison Valley is truly a special place in fall. Colors change, fair weather fisherman leave, and […]

-John Way
Drift Boat Launch
May 29th, 2022

Muddy Water Madness on the Madison–Big Bugs on the Horizon

High and Muddy Madison River Currently and for the next few weeks the Madison River will continue to be high and muddy.  This statement is a little deceiving .  The river is not that high but just off colored. Normally we do not see this amount of color in the Madison.  This year the flows […]

-John Way
May 4th, 2022

April Snow Puts Snow Pack in the Green on the Madison River

April Snow has elevated the Madison River Snow Pack   You know the old saying.  “April Showers bring May Flowers”?  Here in the Madison River Drainage this year it should say.  “April Snow makes August a go”.   Winter has come late to the Madison River but it showed up just in the nick of time. […]

-John Way
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