We are well on our way to summer around Montana. A whole week of temperatures above 70 have brought river levels up around the state. Spring turkey hunting season ends this week signaling another end to spring and start of fishing season!
Jigging for Kokannee in the Thompson Lakes seems good with reports of fish in the 12 to 16 inches range. Most of the fish are moving pretty shallow getting ready to spawn. Noxon Rapids Reservoir’s doing well with perch & pike and Upper Madison is still in good shape. Missouri near Helena is clear & low with the fishing hitting nymphs all day long.Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says hatches, hatches, and more hatches for the Yellowstone & Shields both. Paddlefish harvest closed today from Ft. Benton to Ft. Peck dam, full press release is here.
With summer activities on our minds its hard to think about fall football, but Washington Grizzly stadium had a special visitor last week. Casey Anderson and his best bud Brutus, a nine hundred pound brown bear, shared a fun photo from Brutus’s visit. Check it out by clicking here.
A couple popular stories reported this week were a six year old artist accused of plagiarism after submitting a drawing for federal Duck Stamp. You can read more on that story here. And we all love a good fishing story, check this report of a record monster brown trout caught in New Zealand weighing in at 42 pounds! Take a look at the details here.
Learn a thing or two about Montana on this ten things you may not know about our home state by clicking here.
Congrats to this week’s trivia winners Vaughn Oligny from Hamilton and Jordan Hoper from Galeta, Montana. Our Montana Club gift card winner was Thomas Wikum of Huson, and Nick Pickolick of Missoula won our Pelican Flashlight/Cooler Q drawing. Keep listening for your chance to win. We are on air every Friday from 8-9 on KGVO and each Saturday from 6-8. But you can get your MORS fix daily by liking us on Facebook, just click here.