Use it or lose it! We only have so many fishing and hunting days in our lives. Every day is one less. You will never be able to get wasted time back.
The summer seems to have settled down along with the rivers. Fish are fat and hungry in all our lakes, rivers, and creeks. The waders can step safely as the high waters recede. No more excuses, time is short, and rods need to be exercised.
My favorite thing about this time of the year is how long the days are. You can be fishing at 5AM and still see to tie a knot at 10PM. This is so much better than when we don’t have even 12 hours of light during the winter. Few anglers get up early or stay late. Most tourists require breakfast and supper. They arrive late and leave early.
Plan your schedule to fish. If you wait for the perfect day or weather, you will rarely go fishing. Having a partner to hook up with helps. You tend to go even if you are busy, so you don’t let them down. Once you are on the river, you are glad you did.
Don’t take out your frustrations on the fish. If you plan to release them, take care. Understand how to Catch and Release. Respect and care for the fish accordingly. You may catch it another day. Keep pictures to a minimum of tie. More time out of the water is bad for the suffocating fish.
Fishing is more fun with family and friends. Drag them along too. The stress and anxiety go away with every cast. The beauty and flavor of Big Sky Country is at it’s best right now. Enjoy every opportunity to celebrate the outdoors.
On your mark, get set, Go Fishing!
For more Montana Grant, visit his website at www.montanagrantfishing.com.