Fishing

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 >>
Illustration by Blaise Arsenault
the editors
As southwest Montana becomes an increasingly attractive second-home destination for America’s wealthy elite, nowhere is the tension between affluent out-of-staters and 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 >>
Chrysti the Wordsmith
Following the story of a word. Read more >>
Wilderness Systems Fishing Kayak, Wilderness Systems Ride 115 Max Angler
Howlett, David
My fishing buddy Mark summed up the Ride 115 Max Angler from Wilderness Systems best: “It’s got all the bells and whistles.” I couldn't say it better, because with a slew of desirable components built in and the Yakattack signature Angler Package, the 115 Max Angler is one of the Read more >>
Fishing Pollutants, Montana Fly fishing
Brayton, Lea
You may be doing more damage than you think. Read more >>
Photo courtesy City of Three Forks
Dehmer, Kurt
Warm-water fisheries in SW MT. Read more >>
Photo by Drew Stoecklein
Brayton, Lea
Alpine lakes worth the walk. Read more >>
Photo by Robin D Webb
Sinay, Ken
Arctic grayling are a beautiful fish. Graced with a large colorful dorsal fin—which gets even more brilliant during the spring spawning period—this silvery, bluish member of the trout family can be quite dramatic to see, and even more dramatic to fish. Read more >>
Fly fishing, spin fishing, Bozeman
by the editors
Which technique rules supreme? Read more >>
Predator MX Kayak, Montana River Fishing, Outside Bozeman
Howlett, David
As a kayak-fisherman, I need a vessel that’s just as capable on lakes as it is in rivers. To my delight, I found the Predator MX from Old Town Canoe & Kayak, engineered from bow to stern to be the ultimate mixed-water fishing platform. Read more >>
Kayak Fishing, Montana rivers, Outside Bozeman
Howlett, David
An introduction to kayak-fishing. 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 >>
Fall fishing, fly fishing, lake fishing, Montana
Dehmer, Kurt
After the crowds of summer have gone. Read more >>
Fishing, fly fishing, Bozeman, Montana
Pogge, Drew
Sportfish and wildlife restoration programs.In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.—Theodore Roosevelt Read more >>
Stream access law, Montana fishing, property rights
Zundel, Brent
A history of Montana's stream access law. Read more >>
Yellowstone hot pots, Yellowstone National Park, geyser basin
Drew Pogge
Do-not-miss Yellowstone features.  Read more >>
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