It seems that everywhere I go folks ask me questions on how they should go about catching fish. These questions can vary with the many fishing opportunities that the state of Montana has to offer. One question might be about walleyes. Where do I fish for them? What lakes or rivers would I recommend? What time of the year is best to fish for walleyes? Another question might be about lake trout or river fishing and what would be the best lure or fly to use? If I don’t know an answer to a fishing question I usually know the person who does.
That’s why I have created a free “Montana Fishing Seminar Day” that will take place at Bretz RV and Marine this Saturday April 30th in Missoula. If you want to know more about walleye fishing across Montana, know more about how to catch lake trout in Flathead Lake, or know more about how to tie flies when you fly fish the local rivers then you should catch, no pun intended, one or all of these fishing seminars this Saturday.
The walleye fishing seminar will start at 11am with Bob Hickey from Kalispell. Hickey is well known for his knowledge of how to catch walleyes through the Montana Walleye Tournament Circuit. Hickey, who was named Walleye Angler of the year in 2006, is not a one trick pony. “I will be covering 4 different methods to find and catch walleyes”, added Hickey, “folks will be able learn how to rig up their rod to jig, pull cranks, lindy rig and to use a slip bobber”. Hickey will also cover the best walleye lakes in the state and when is the best time to fish them.
Then at 1pm Captain Bob Orsua and Matt McCombs from Mo Fisch Charters from Lakeside on Flathead Lake will cover the techniques that you need to catch while trolling for lake trout. “We fish the lake almost every day throughout the year and we have discovered some great fishing tips that I will be passing along to people attending the seminar”, added Orsua, “We also get asked about the perch and whitefish fishing on Flathead Lake so we will cover that too!”
And finally Les Rutledge “The Fish Guy “a local guide who also teaches the Youth Angler Education Program in area schools will be tying flies and teaching folks on how to cast a fly rod from 10am-3pm. “I will be set to show folks how to tie their own fly and I they can also sign up for a couple of casting clinics too!”, said Rutledge.
Best of all the fishing seminars and clinics are free. I will also be there to answer any questions about fishing. So I hope you can make it to the free fishing seminars at Bretz RV this Saturday from 10am-3pm located on 4800 Grant Creek Road in Missoula.