It is officially fire season in Montana. This is the time of year we start checking the fire reports instead of the weather reports. A large part of Missoula spent Friday night in the dark due to power outrages and downed trees from a vicious storm that blew through. The storm ignited a few small fires in the area, including Blue Mountain fire, resulting in the valley being filled with smoke. But a little haze never slowed any of us true outdoor lovers down, we are still out there camping, hiking, fishing, and counting down the days until hunting season.
Until then, here are a few great stories from last week that might keep you entertained:
Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Lion Tragically Fall to Death at Glacier National Park: I recently received a link to these photos … continue reading here.
How to Avoid and Diffuse a Mountain Lion Attack: I remember hearing a story being told by somebody years ago about a couple of hunters who were out in the woods, and a cat crossed their paths…continue reading here.
Missoula Residents Raise Money To Help Provide Hunters With Wolf Tags: The topic of wolves gets Jason Maxwell, along with many other Montana residents, riled up… keep reading here.
Wolf Hit By Car Near Stevensville: Big male wolf hit by a car on highway 93 at 5:20 pm. Broad daylight…read more here.
Hopefully these stories keep you busy for the next week, but if not follow us on Facebook or Twitter. We promise to keep your newsfeed full of outdoor news! Here is your fishing report for the week:
Chancy at Snappy’s says area fishing’s been good. Ashley Lake’s been producing kokanee, few guys trolling and the rest are jigging. Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says Ackley Lake has slowed down but is still producing rainbows. John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says pike, perch, walleye and bass are biting. Noah from Rock Creek Marina says The Dry Arm has been pretty good for Northern and bass. Robert from Malta Marine says the fishing on Nelson at the For Shed Tournament has been good. Ron Aashiem of Montana FWP says there are still some surplus licenses available. For more on this you can go to fwp.mt.gov. In Helena terrestrials are recommended for dry fly fishing. Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says kokannee fishing is best at 50ft. Shelby from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says the fishing has been really good, especially on the Big Hole in the early mornings. Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says the fly fishing the Yellowstone is best.
Congratulations to this weeks trivia winners Terry Walter of Wolf Point, and Kent Logan from Lewistown! Keep listening for your chance to win, just like Dale Shelton of Conrad! Dale won a gift card to Montana Club!