Fishing

 

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.

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Keeper Tape
David Howlett
Why didn't I think of this? That's what came to mind as I applied Keeper Tape to my fly rod. This simple but handy product applies a self-adhesive, transparent measuring tape onto your fly rod, and can measure fish up to 36 inches. Read more >>
Motorcycle Fishing, Tobacco Roots Mountains, Montana
Drew Pogge
Backcountry fishing by motorbike.  Read more >>
Montana Fishing Access—MountainWorks
Chris McCarthy
It’s not often that I don’t have my fishing gear with me, which can lead to me looking longingly at a nice little stream, wondering where I can legally access it. MountainWorks Software has eliminated that problem with the release of the Montana Fishing App. Read more >>
Madison River, Royal Wulff Cripple, fly tying
Jimmy Armijo-Grover
Tying the Royal Wulff Cripple.  Read more >>
Paddleboard Fishing
Mike England
Fishing and hunting by paddleboard. Read more >>
Fishing, Road Dreams, Story
Reed, Tom
Fishing for stories. Read more >>
the editors
At its most basic level, fishing requires a line, a hook, and a lure, three items attainable for under five bucks. How, then, has the industry grown into a billion-dollar one, and how, then, did anglers spend over $900,000,000 in Montana alone in 2014? Let’s take a closer look at the numbers. Read more >>
Floating Montana Rivers
Garcia, Mike
A guide to finding your ideal boat. Read more >>
Trout Headwaters Inc,, Montana Rivers
Trout Headwaters
Federal policy could drive investment in Montana. Read more >>
Ruby River
Thomas, Jr., E. Donnall
Fighting for access to the Ruby River. Read more >>
Fishing Pollutants, Montana Fly fishing
Brayton, Lea
You may be doing more damage than you think. Read more >>
crampons, fishing wading, anti-slip traction
Howlett, David
Wading out to my favorite fishing spots has always been a precarious operation, and the swift currents, slippery banks, and mossy rocks of Montana’s rivers have left me upended and soaked more times than I’d like to admit. Read more >>
Fishing with dogs, dogs, fishing, Bozeman
Reed, Tom
Fishing with dogs. Read more >>
Stream access law, Montana fishing, property rights
Zundel, Brent
A history of Montana's stream access law. Read more >>
Lavold, Susann
Uncovered in the high country Read more >>
Hobie Mirage Revolution 13
England, Mike
Hands-free boating for summer adventures. Read more >>
Cast Fishing Guide
Frost, Mick
There’s no shortage of recreational guides out there, but how often do they help anyone but novices? When was the last time you, self-respecting Bozemaniac and expert outdoorsman that you are, found anything original or useful in one? Read more >>
Leach, Michael
In a rapidly growing western landscape, the ability to assimilate into the local culture is a skill and even a gift. Read more >>
native trout, bozeman trout, Outside Bozeman, catch-and-kill
Jeff Kershner
Restoring native trout through catch-and-kill.  Read more >>
  • Fly

    Gallatin River, Fly Fishing, Gallatin River Guides
    David Tucker
    A mini-vacation along the Gallatin.  Read more >>
    Montana Fly Fishing, Yellowstone River
    Dan Gigone
    It's easier to see clearly when you know where to look.  Read more >>
    Lower Madison River, Fishing montana, fly fishing, floating
    John Way
    The 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 >>
    Fly Tying, Bozeman Fly Fishing, Drake-a-Nator
    Jeff Hostetler
    Saving your fishing universe.  Read more >>
    Pioneer Bar, Virginia City Montana, Madison River, Bear Trap Canyon
    Fedorka, John
    Trophy trout, heavy-handed cops, and small-town hospitality. A Madison River fishing story. Kind of. Read more >>
  • Spin

    bait fishing, fishing bait, fishing in Montana, old-fashioned fishing
    England, Mike
    Bait fishing basics Read more >>
    Marabou Jig, fishing lure, spin fishing, fishing in Montana
    Dehmer, Kurt
    Top five lures for every tackle box  Read more >>
    Pogge, Drew
    I 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 >>
    Reuss, Dave
    88%: trout’s chance of survival if exhaustively exercised62%: trout’s chance of survival if exhaustively exercised and held out of the water for 30 seconds Read more >>
  • Ice

    Winter Poetry, Montana Poetry
    Jelinski, Jack
    The 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, Molly
    Think 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, Jimmy
    The 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, Alyssa
    Hemingway 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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