Things on the MO starting to shape up as the last official day of winter comes and goes. Spring like weather forecasted for the week ahead, lets see if the fishing follows suit. Reports circulating around the breweries in town have been positive with lots of people exploring lots of water with the.. read more →

Now that spring has sort of sprung in central Montana and ice is working its way off the banks in most areas lots of folk asking about some of the awesome freestone opportunities in the area. I’m right there with em’. read more →

If you got out at all this weekend this report shouldn’t be news to you, but fishing on the MO has kicked into full on springtime fishing. With another great week of weather forecasted means things should just keep getting better across the board; streamers, nymphs or dries, pick your poison and put some steel.. read more →

  If you’re one of the many folks talking about heading out this weekend and wondering what to toss here are ten humble suggestions to stash in you fly box. read more →

A few more days of Craig looking like a frozen wasteland then it looks like another nice break in the weather coming up for the Helena / Wolf Creek area. According to the weather man it’s looking up for the weekend and following week with highs hitting in the high 50s or even 60s! Weekend.. read more →

That’s right everybody, it’s true; after 11 days, 7 rivers, 15,678 miles, 1 caddis, 137 breakfast burritos, 2 broken hearts and 6 crew members, Hank Patterson’s Reel Montana Adventure is making its Helena premiere on Friday March 2nd at the Grandstreet Theater! Doors open at 7:00 p.m and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Join.. read more →

  Flows Below Holter: 4920 cfs (normally 4950)…. Water Temperature: 36° F…. Flows Below Hauser: 5120 cfs (normally 3670)…. Water Temperature: Mid 30’s…. Looks like winter is back in central Montana for the time to come, highs in the mid to low 30s and lows down in the single digits should return the Missouri River back to typical.. read more →

Before I start in on this story, I feel it is necessary to explain briefly just who Flat Stanley is for the readers whom may have never heard his story. Flat Stanley comes from a 1964 children’s book written by a man named Jeff Brown. Stanley Lambchop is his real name and he was given.. read more →

Chewys been on the road a bit with the warm weather and the early ice off checking out some of the open waters from Craig to Gallatin Gateway, over the divide to some local freestones to bring YOU an up to date fishing dispatch from the road. First the local waters… Flows Below Holter: 4920 cfs.. read more →

09 Feb 2015
February 9, 2015

Small River, Big Reward

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It’s February in Montana, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the weather. Spring like conditions this past weekend brought strong winds, warm temps, and rain to the region. But no matter the wind and the rain, warm temps will bring anglers to the river. Instead of following the masses, I chose to explore new.. read more →