Another week closer to spring and our open water season! I know I’m probably rushing things a bit but when the annual spring fishing catalogs show up in the mail I start to get antsy! There’s open water someplace and I’m looking forward to getting out as soon as possible.
This past week I received a photo of a large walleye taken recently on the Columbia River in Washington. The 18 lb. 6 oz. toad was caught on a Mack’s Lure “Wally Pop” crawler harness rig. You can check out the story and photo at www.mackslure.com. This certainly gets my imagination going of someone catching the next world record walleye. Some of you remember the 20 pound plus walleyes netted in Canyon Ferry several years ago. That record fish is out there….
As we near that time when we can pursue our love of open water fishing, I would urge each of you to take advantage of several opportunities in the upcoming months. March & April specifically, is the time when in-store promotions, walleye banquets, fishing shows on TV give us a chance to improve our fishing knowledge. Seminars, how to discussions, networking and simple Q &A forums at these events can provide you with excellent information which may improve your fishing skills.
The only cure I know of for “Cabin Fever” is some fresh air and time in the sun! Be Smart, Be Safe out there!
Fishing restrictions enacted for several rivers due to warm temps
Fish and Wildlife Commission to hear petitions regarding River Recreation on the Madison River at Aug. 13 meeting
Snagging Paddlefish in the Missouri River [VIDEO]
REMINDER: Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet August 13
Bird Island closed to public, FWP will not suppress wildfire there
By Moosetrack Megan
Baldy Mountain Fire Closure Order Enacted
Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program Projects Access Guide available online starting Aug. 10
Block Management Program information available starting Aug.10
Antelope drawing set for Aug. 6; no 900-20 archery surplus tags will be available
Small dams in small creeks can have big consequences
2020 Montana boat validation decals required
FWP bans fires at Wheatland County properties
Huge Bull Elk Bugling — Who’s Ready for the 2020 Season? [VIDEO]
First Walleye! [VIDEO]
FWP to conduct rotenone treatment of North Fork of Spanish Creek
Grizzly killed due to cattle depredation
A Montana Gem – Smith River
Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 8.3.20
Watch Saturday’s episode of MORS here!
Fishing Prank [VIDEO]
LEAVE A CAMPSITE…
By Montana Grant
MOUNTAIN MAN WAYS!
RECAP: Assault Rifles? THEY ARE NOT! (with Colonel Smoothbore)
Hyalite Reservoir–State and local agencies continue to provide education and study Harmful Algal Blooms