Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite continues to be excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or […]



Wildfiretoday.com posted this update at 3:19pm this afternoon (Monday, July 28, 2014):  The firefighter that had been missing since Sunday, July 27, has been found walking on a road, uninjured, and no medical assistance was needed. ————————————————- Wildfiretoday.com reported this morning that “a wildland firefighter working on a fire on the Bitterroot National Forest is missing”.  The […]

Comment Deadline for Fur Farm Proposal is Tomorrow


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment of a commercial fur farm proposal southwest of Roy, in Fergus County. The project assessed is for the proposed Schultz Fur Farm, a commercial operation to pen-raise and sell bobcats for the fur industry. To view or comment on the EA, visit […]

Hiker Uses Bear Spray and Gun on Charging Bear at Glacier National Park


The following press release came from Glacier National Park: A hiker deployed bear spray and then discharged a hand gun on a bear Saturday morning in Glacier National Park, while another incident required an emergency rescue of an injured hiker.   At approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, park dispatch received notification from a park volunteer […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (7.25.14)


Hunting:     With upland opening September 1st and archery September 6th the time is now to get in and gear up for the upcoming seasons. Get updates on every season opening date buy joining Bob Ward’s email community in store. Bozeman Fishing: Get on the Gallatin first thing in the morning and hit them with yellow […]

Canadian Paratrooper Has Amazing Landing


It’s summer time in Montana, and that means people are hitting the water, the roads and the sky.  If you are a sky diving veteran or just planning your first jump, then you know that your landing is as important as your parachute working. Take a look at this video footage of a Canadian paratrooper’s incredible landing, and […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (7.25.14)


Hunting: With upland opening September 1st and archery September 6th the time is now to get in and gear up for the upcoming seasons. Get updates on every season opening date buy joining Bob Ward’s email community in store. Fishing:        Canyon Ferry Lake: Trout have been consistently biting especially on the north end. For shoreline […]

Car Camping Offers Opportunity to Haul More Gear: Brett French Radio Show Preview


Backpackers have to winnow their gear down to about 50 pounds of stuff or less, including food, which means they can’t haul many camp comforts. The same isn’t true for car campers – those who don’t own a camp trailer or RV and are still tenting. Some car campers even use a small utility trailer […]

Find Out Where YOU Can be Catchin’ the Big Ones Live from Paradise Falls Today!


Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

Wolf Stamp Hearing Set for August 14th


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will conduct hearings on Aug. 14 at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana’s wolf management program. The proposed rules would direct FWP to make available for sale a $20 wolf stamp and would define how […]


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MISSOULA – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors’ 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend will be held on August 2nd and 3rd. Proceeds from the shooting demo this year will benefit Operation Valor. Bob Ward’s has teamed up with several of the top brands in hunting and shooting to raise funds for Operation Valor, whose mission is to […]

Exploring Avon from 10 Feet Tall (More or Less…)

Riding in Avon

Berny Croy and her best pal, Donna Leik, were at it again!  The duo saddled up their horses and headed out on another riding adventure.  This time, they explored the Avon area , near Helena. They were attracted to this particular area because not only was there family nearby, but it was also easy to explore with just the […]

HUGE Amount of Mayflies Emerge from Mississippi River

Mayflies in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Wisconsin is not the place to be if you have a phobia of mayflies.  A recent post on the Chicago’s Fox 32 website revealed a “massive amount of mayflies” emerging from the Mississippi River, taking over several towns in Wisconsin.  The article stated that that the National Weather Service images showed “Weather radar detected the flies – similar to that […]

Vandalism at Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site


Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking help in finding those responsible for vandalism recently at Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River, 3 miles downstream of the mouth of Belt Creek, in Chouteau County. Sometime between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., July 18-19, a large party took place there. The FAS is open […]

Are the Whitefish Going to Bite? – Captain’s Column (7.24.14)


There is one question on many anglers minds in Western Montana. Are the whitefish on Flathead Lake going to bite this summer? If the popular fish are going to bite this is the time of the year, that normally would happen. The “Bite” has not happened for several years so anglers that have experienced the […]

Missoula Area Ducks Unlimited Banquet Date and Location Set


The Missoula Area Ducks Unlimited Chapter is holding their 2014 Annual Banquet Saturday, August 16th, at the DoubleTree Hotel.  Funds will go to support the conservation of America’s Wetlands and Waterfowl Population.  Event begins at 5pm and will feature raffles, auctions, dinner, and much more.  Tickets are $50/single and $95/couple and include a DU membership. […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 7.21.14


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

Sign Up TODAY for the Upcoming Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit!


The Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit will be held at Canyon ferry August 2, 2014  This event donates all proceeds to the camp.  This event encourages family and friends to fish for the biggest walleye in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s  other focus is to encourage families   to experience the fun of the outdoors.  Cost is $60 per boat […]