Flows: 4380 cfs…. Water Temperature: 44.4° F…. Baby it’s been coooold outside! I guess last week’s cooler temps are what we get for complaining about our long, warm Fall. Things are supposed to heat up this week. Thank you–I’ll take thirty degrees over single digits. This weekend doesn’t look too bad either if you can’t get out this.. read more →

I got the text… He’s coming home! Now the 1100 mile drive through dangers unknown with uncertain weather. And so it begins—radio silence. Will he drive it in one 24 hour block or will he decide to lay over one night? And, which way will he come back? I won’t know until I hear from him and that could be tonight,.. read more →

Wouldn’t you know it! I have no children to care for today, but I’ve been terribly sick the past past two days (hence why I haven’t been blogging) that I can’t go play. This always happens when he leaves. And so, the time drags on even more slowly because I need him home now. I know.. read more →

Flows: 3950 cfs…. Water Temperature: 50.9 F…. This time of year Craig is sloooooow and cooooold. This fall has been a bit different. It’s been unusually warm for far too long. After Thursday night’s wind and the continued blustery conditions in Helena, when I went out to Craig Friday and expected to find the same. Nope! It was.. read more →

I got a call tonight! Although I could only get every other syllable, it was good to hear his voice and know that he’s still swinging. He said weather has been decent, and chrome chasing has been “OK”. Oh, and NO BEARS, yet!  Well, that’s a relief. read more →

Just as I expected…no call. Then the dreadful thoughts hit me… Did he lose his phone in the river? Maybe they sunk the jet boat? He did say they’re bears—maybe one ate him? What about those wolf tracks he saw last year—maybe he decided to join the pack? And of course, the one person I need.. read more →

He made it! I got the call, or should I say message. (The music was too loud I didn’t hear the phone ring.) Before he left he said he would call me every night to let me know he’s OK. We’ll see how long it lasts this time. With no international cell phone plan and.. read more →

He’s already gone and he hasn’t even left yet! He becomes giddier than a school girl as this day draws near. He’s in search of anadromous trout in the WILD. It’s an annual pilgrimage that takes him so far north of Montana he’s only 100 miles off the coast of the Pacific. And, it’s the end of.. read more →

It’s that time of year when we close up the Craig shop and head to Helena for the Winter. We’d like to take this time to say THANK YOU to our customers, our staff, our friends and family, for a blessed 2014 season. Although Fall fishing is still going strong out on the Mighty MO, our.. read more →

  Chris Caputo is a man of many adjectives. As a CrossCurrent’s regular, the shop staff has become well-acquainted with this fun-loving, trout obsessed, all around jovial Californian. During his second extended of 2014, Mateus (the new guy) and Caputo got the chance to hit the water late one evening. Regardless of weather conditions, insect.. read more →