Pic of the Day

You’ve been watching him for ten minutes now.  He’s over there, on the far side of the seam.  It’s a long cast, not accounting for the drag from the current.  You won’t get a very long drift over there. What’s he eating?  You watch him eat a couple more times.  Oh yeah, you’ve got some […]

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Don’t you hate it when you forget the net?  You try to grab your catch and he just keeps slipping right out of your hands…  It also doesn’t help when your quarry is a feisty Yellowstone Cutthroat.  I’m missing the warm summer days of chasing these guys in Hyalite Reservoir.  It’ll be here before we […]

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She Who Must Be Obeyed and I slipped away for a Florida Panhandle and Mobile Bay scouting trip yesterday; tried to time it to catch sunset from the East Shore – sometimes timing does work like you hoped it would.

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Yesterday was one of those days that makes winter fishing worth it.  Most of it was spent in the sunshine, reveling in the warmth and the lack of wind, and enjoying good company.  Ethan snapped this shot on the long hike back, right as fog was beginning to really get thick in the river bottom. […]

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Some people just look as fishy as hell. Like he could put you on fish on the sunniest summer afternoon, the windiest fall day before the first big storm, when the snow is blowing sideways and even on days you can’t see the other end of the boat it’s raining so hard. Like he’s earned […]

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Ice. We’ve reached that point in the season where ice rules every fishing trip.  Ice on the road.  Ice in the guides.  Ice on the river bank.  Ice floating downstream in great big chunks.  There is hardly any sound more eery than stepping out onto a riverside ice shelf and hearing it creak and groan […]

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If you can’t be on the river first thing in the morning, this isn’t a bad view to kick off the day. A panoramic view from The Bozeman Angler counter, smack dab in the middle of downtown Bozangles courtesy of Jake.

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It’s almost time to see more and more ice along favorite waterways back home. Here’s a bit of shore ice on the upper Madison.

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For the past almost three months I’ve been spending a lot of time in Livingston.  Not only is it a really cool town, but there is a lovely young lady there who for whatever reason really likes me. Yesterday the sun was shining and the river was calling my name, so I headed over the […]

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Many thanks to El Pescador Lodge and their fishing director Lori-Ann Murphy for an unforgettable morning last Saturday and my first couple of bonefish. Not huge, but they count! Image Lori-Ann Murphy (thanks!).

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Last week I was able to spend a day on the Yellowstone with friends Shane and Mike.  This was one of the last times we’ll all be able to fish together, so we hoped it was going to be a good day.  The fishing was pretty damn slow, but still a great time was had […]

You know your fishing buddy has had a few when he catches a fish, tells you he has this great idea for a new hero shot, then does this: Somehow I’m not sure this fad will really catch on…  You never know though. More to come tomorrow from two days on the Missouri.

We’re reaching that point of the year where Fall is legitimately right around the corner.  I personally can’t wait.  Upland game bird season opens on the 1st, and bow season starts a few days after on the 6th.  Most of the tourists will go home, the fall hatches will start, and the big brown trout […]

Here are a few more pics from the Lake Champlain Gar chasing trip posted above…

Shane casts from his pontoon boat to fish sipping PMDs along the banks of the Beaverhead last week.  We spent a good amount of time just inching our way down this stretch of slow water, searching for heads coming up to sip the big sailboats floating down the river.  More to come about this trip […]