All River Otter trips will be half day only Today through August or until further notice. The river closures are up and coming and any fishing will be early morning starts with an Early Off Time (all fishing to stop by 2:00pm-or earlier). Time to consider re-booking your August fishing trip until the river temps [...]
I am beyond sugar coating what is happening around here in the name of growing some grass. Did KECI really just run a bit on FLOOD IRRIGATION in Western Montana right now…. on how tough it is to move pipe all the time in hot weather? How they have to race to suck it dry…focusing [...]
I caught a few for dinner the other day, I’m sure a few trout are too. Don’t over look giant bushy buggers when nothing else is happening. It was damn nice to be in the water for a day, instead of on it.
The river is cooler than it has been in a few days which should mean improved fishing, especially in the mornings. Plenty of bugs out there including Bitterroot Stones, PMDs, Sallies, and Spinners. Browns are already in the tailouts.
Cash Money Bug. If you have fished them the last few cloudy days you know what I mean. Big fish chugging mayflies like they are caddis…they gotta have them. Tomorrow looks to be the last of the good days, so get out there. Size down as the drakes will get smaller as the hatch progresses, [...]
If you are not familiar with this river, please ask. If you are logging your first float of the year, Please ask. If you we’re not on the river yesterday, or have a friend who was…please ask. You get it.The east side has eaten too many boats. Time for a change. Prayers.
Chris is one year closer to cheap fishing licenses, and social security today. River Otter soon to carry Prunes and Ensure. Funny how there are more glasses with cheaters than without in stock these days. Happy Birthday Chris!
What to do with a day off? Fish of course. Boat? No. Flies?No. Tangles? Yep, still had some tangles. I took my daughter to give the local fish a little exercise this morning and enjoy a little time laying in the grass- after the last few days today felt like summer out there. She did [...]
The record lows lately mean the river has dropped hard and is fishing great. Lots of Ameletus out there, with BWO’s, and stones mixed in for good measure. I was asked in the shop recently why the takes can be so ferocious on the Ameletus-simply, because the Ameletus nymph is a very agile/quick swimmer. Catch [...]