Category Archives: Trip Reports - Montana

Spring Fishing on the Missouri River

spring fishing on the missouri
Matt Morris, his girl Laura, and I took a drive over to the Missouri below Halter today. We were let down by the weatherman, who called for 68 degrees and sunshine. Instead we encountered fog and low clouds with temperatures barely breaking the high 40's. Our attitudes weren't glum for long though...Read more

Spring Fishing on the Madison: Two Firsts

two firsts
I took my wife to the Lower Madison to fish on a partly sunny 50 degree afternoon. It was certainly nice to be on the water again this spring, which has produced high quality spring fishing. We parked the truck and took a short walk before fishing a deep bucket (depression). I immediately hooked...Read more

Thanksgiving feast: Large November Montana Brown Trout!

Montana November Brown Trout
As I mentioned in my last post, fall fishing in Montana is synonymous with huge browns. Miles, Doug, and I headed out the day after Thanksgiving to target some large browns and weren't disappointed. After driving through some nasty blizzard conditions in the dark we arrived at the Missouri River to...Read more

Cast and Blast on the Madison River

Madison River Fly Fishing
I took my yellow lab pup Sawyer on a road trip after several days of laborious shopping for my wife's new car. We searched for mallards and big brown trout, both of which we encountered successfully. I also enjoyed a long night with a frozen water dog in a cold single digit tent. After an exciting...Read more

Montana Spring Hatches are Heating Up!

Montana Spring Hatches
Several of our guides have been out on a variety of different waters lately and the last few days have produced some outstanding fishing. Midges continue to produce good dry fly fishing on the Gallatin and Lower Madison . We had a very good report from the lower end of Bear Trap canyon that...Read more

Dry Flies on the Gallatin!

Gallatin River Fly Fishing
I've been hoping to run into a good midge hatch one of these days. It seems like everyone I talked to was reporting a nice run in with rising fish over the midge hatch the last few weeks. On friday I met up with seasoned guide Sean Blaine and Ryan Castle to do some fishing behind the Gallatin River...Read more

Eggs and Bacon on the Ruby River

Ruby River Fly Fishing
I had a few friends in town from Colorado so we went and fished the Ruby yesterday. I've had some good midge action in the past this time of year on the Ruby so we went in hopes of seeing some heads but the hatch never materialized. Fortunately the nypmh fishing was great and the water flows ideal...Read more

Early spring fly fishing in Montana: take what you can get!

Montana Fly Fishing
March is still winter in Montana but it is close enough to spring that sun craved Montanans break out into shorts when temps hit 40 degrees. This intense craving for “fishing weather” sometimes replaces the rational with the irrational. Such was the case for Dan Rick, Tom Reed and myself on a...Read more

Montana hopper fishing in October?

Montana Fall Fishing
I had a chance to get out on Sunday for an afternoon and do some wade fishing on one of my favorite Montana secret streams. This little gem is just an hour from Bozeman and is a favorite of a few of our montana fishing guides including myself! October is usually thought of as a time to huck big...Read more

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