March 11, 2016

In April and May, large lake rainbows, like the one in the above picture are cruising Montana's stillwater fisheries.





March is "coming in like lamb." Will it come out like lion? Noboby can predict what mother nature will bring us later this month, let alone in the months to come, but even without having very little measurable snow in the valleys over the last month and a half, we seem to be doing ok in the mountains for retaining our Montana snowpack. The last report was that the Upper Yellowstone drainage was still sitting at about 90% of average. Not bad for being one of the nicest winters since I have lived in Montana.


After guiding in the region for 25 years now, the snow pack levels hold some weight in planning a fishing trip, but don't bet the bank on it. My philosophy has always been that any time you can come to Montana to fish, regardless of weather conditions, water conditions, and season, is a great time to get away and relax. Whether your trip ends up coinciding wit...

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