It's no secret that the Bozeman area is a fisherman's dreamland, with five major rivers, innumerable streams, and abundant alpine lakes. You could dedicate a lifetime to exploring the area - and many people do. Find more info at the Montana Fish, Wildife & Parks web page.
- John WayThe lower Madison in spring. Spring is a tricky season for the angler: weather is unpredictable, fish are elusive, and stream flows are in constant flux. Finding a waterway worthy of your time and effort can be challenging, but where there’s a will there’s a way. Read more >>Fedorka, JohnTrophy trout, heavy-handed cops, and small-town hospitality. A Madison River fishing story. Kind of. Read more >>
- Pogge, DrewI am not a disciple of Norman Maclean. To say it another way: I’m not a fly fisherman. Fly fishing is fine and dandy, but I’m more of an eater than a fisher. Fishing is something I do to provide myself with juicy, succulent meat, and that’s pretty much where the romance ends. Read more >>
- Jelinski, JackThe ancient ritual is unknown to all but a chosen few,the strong, the bold, and the exceedingly bravewho tempt fate upon the frozen wasteswhere death awaitsin a final, terrible, dead-frozen grave. Read more >>Reed, MollyThink fishing competitions are only for the summer? Think again—here are three ice-fishing derbies around southwest Montana this winter.January 26-27Lions Club Perch Ice Fishing Derby, Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Townsend January 26 Read more >>Lewis, JimmyThe true force behind ice fishing is that it is better than no fishing at all. –Jim Harrison, “Ice Fishing, the Moronic Sport” Read more >>Barnes, AlyssaHemingway once said, “Anyone can be a fisherman in May.” Fortunately for those of us in the Madison Valley, it’s pretty easy to be a fisherman the other 11 months of the year as well. Yes, even in January. All you need are a few simple tools, some warm clothes, and an open mind. Read more >>
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