Two Good Days of Fishing for Two Good Fishermen


While the Captain was fishing Holter this week, he met two fellow anglers, Allen Hay and Vance Ventresca.  These fishermen were on a two-day fishing trip and knew how to get what they were after! The first day, Allen and Vance hit the Missouri near Gates of the Mountains and caught about 11 fish.  They basically used steelhead fishing techniques, […]

Date Set for Mule Deer Foundation’s Sapphire Range Chapter Banquet


The Mule Deer Foundation’s Sapphire Range Chapter is hosting their 2nd Annual Banquet on Saturday, May 3rd at St. Mary’s in Stevensville.  The doors will open at 5:00pm for a no-host social with raffles, games and a silent auction.  Dinner is at 6:30pm, with a live auction to follow. For any questions or to make reservations, […]

Reeling Em In at Holter with The Captain and Crew


Salmon Steve caught a couple of nice rainbows fishing with the Captain on Holter.  They caught and released 35 trout today and one walleye below Holter Dam this evening, fishing with Jim Johnson from Lincoln.  Fish bit on about everything, especially the fire tiger syclops and the green needle fish, as well the J-9 fire […]

Spring Turkey Success: Captain’s Column (4.17.14)


Last Saturday turkey hunters headed out to celebrate the opening of the 2014 spring turkey season in Montana. It was a beautiful sunshine morning, and, according to some reports that I received, the turkeys were out and going nuts. Shawn Plakke and his son, Orion, from Superior were two of those hunters enjoying the hunt. […]

2014 Canyon Ferry Reservoir Spring Spawning Survey Update #1


The ice is officially gone and the annual spawing survey on Canyon Ferry Reservoir is underway.  Two trap nets were launched, one near the north end of Pond #1 and the other at the south end of the Silos Recreation area, on April 10th and traps have only been checked three days.  We’ve already handled […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 4.14.14


Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind and even snow can still be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the […]

Students Become Scientists with SCIENCE-BASED Bear Education Programs


Bears.  Montana is full of them.  But, how much do you really know about bears and bear conservation and management? Bear Trust International is an organization that seeks to “help raise conservation awareness and environmental literacy while simultaneously providing critical STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) skills for all of our kids.”  They also focus on teaching youth the […]

FYI-Harley Davidson Recalled Over 29,000 Motorcycles in October 2013


You can never be too safe when you’re on a motorcycle, and there are a lot of people that ride on two wheels in scenic big sky country, among other locations across the country.  Although this information was announced last year, it is worth checking out if you missed it then… According to a report by Reuters from […]

Fort Peck Summer Water Elevation Forecast is Great


This morning, our lake elevation is 2225.13.  All boat access points on Fort Peck will be useable this year including Crooked Creek.  The bottom of Crooked Creek Boat Ramp is 2225.0 so water is now at the bottom of the ramp.  Crooked Creek Boat Ramp should be useable in May with the elevation predicted to […]

Upper Salmon River Weekend Summary Report (4/13/14)


This past weekend on the upper Salmon River, the vast majority of anglers were found in location code 19 between the Sawtooth Hatchery and the Yankee Fork.  No interviews were obtained downstream of Salmon due to minimal angler pressure. Interviewed anglers in location code 17, between the Lemhi and Pahsimeroi Rivers, had the best average […]

19th Annual Jordan Tough/Guy Walleye Tournament


WHAT: 19th Annual Jordan Tough/Guy Walleye Tournament WHEN: April 19, 2014 * Fishing from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm DETAILS: $75 per 2 person team. Big walleye and northern pots $10 each per team. Rules meeting 7:30 am. Can pay on Saturday Morning. Launch from Hell Creek Marina. Annual Jordan Banquet Friday April 18. Prime Rib, […]



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MORS Weekly Wrap Up


Montana Outdoor’s Top Stories of the Week:  Montana Rattlesnake Den Up Close…Maybe Too Close for Comfort…see the video here. CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake…read more here. Doesn’t Anybody Work Anymore? Captain had Great Success on Flathead Lake’s East Bay…read about it here. Good Ol Montana Bass Fishing…read where here. Tongue River […]

International Wildlife Film Festival This Week in Missoula


The 37th annual International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off with WildFest and WildWalk in Downtown Missoula and Caras Park TODAY April 13. Don’t miss an unforgettable eight days of award winning wildlife films at the Roxy Theater day and night and a stellar line up of filmmaker presentations as well. According to Wikipedia: The film festival […]