England, Mike
Last summer, an elementary schoolteacher in southern California happened upon a copy of Outside Bozeman. For a writing exercise, she read an essay about fishing on the Gallatin River to her students, and told them to describe on paper how the story made them feel. Read more >>
Center, Dean
It was just before dark, and the small but feisty native cutthroats were finally starting to feed. They were in a run near the far bank, underneath alders that grew almost horizontally out from the riverside. Read more >>
Keeler, Greg
On evenings when the spring thaw is going full blast, I like to sleep with the bedroom window open. Read more >>
  • Fly

    Fly Fishing, Fishing, Big Hole River
    Drew Hulse
    The hazy work of learning to fly fish. In Montana, you may mountain bike, you may kayak, you may climb, you may ski. You may even hunt. But you must fish.  Read more >>
    Gallatin River, Fly Fishing, Gallatin River Guides
    David Tucker
    A mini-vacation along the Gallatin. 
    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. 
  • Spin

    bait fishing, fishing bait, fishing in Montana, old-fashioned fishing
    England, Mike
    Bait fishing basics
    Marabou Jig, fishing lure, spin fishing, fishing in Montana
    Dehmer, Kurt
    Top five lures for every tackle box 
    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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