Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons 12.20.13

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Hunting: Our gun liquidation sale is going on now! Even if your preferred season is over you can still hunt for great deals in our hunting department. Mountain lion season (with hounds) is in full swing and ends April 14th. Wolf hunting season is still going through March 15th. (Wolf trapping ends on February 28) […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 7.26.13

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Terrestrials should be in your fly box no matter where you are. We’d recommend parachute ants (size 14-16), black beetles (14-16), and hoppers which will not be in full bloom until later this month. Missouri River: The Mo is fishing very well in the early morning and late evening. We recommend using a CDC Emerger […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 6.28.13

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Missouri River: The Mo is fishing great. If you’re fishing for Browns, large wooly buggers are the ticket.  If you are fishing for Rainbows, we’d recommend throwing Caddis and Prince nymphs.  Another great fly to have in your back pocket on the Mo is the Blue winged olive so don’t be afraid to throw it […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 5.31.13

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(photo courtesy of avenger-blog-oo.blogspot.com)   Missouri River: The Missouri is fishing very well. Dry flies are slow but you can still catch a few risers. We’d recommend throwing Elk hair Caddis or red ants. Wooly buggers and nymphs in a olive or black color are also working great. Canyon Ferry: Trout are hunting Rapalas in […]

Butte/Bozeman Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 5.3.13

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(photo courtesy of bozemannet.com)   Butte Delmoe Reservoir was good fishing this past week from the bank. Orange Garlic marshmallow and night crawlers worked well on the cutthroat trout. Spinners were working well on the north shoreline near the stream entrance. The Ruby Reservoir has been good to excellent fishing for small rainbow trout using […]

Elk Traffic Jam and Bear Attacks, What a Week! Here is Your MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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Spring is slow to arrive around Montana and with every promising sunny warm day comes a two to three day stretch of snow flurries and overcast skies. But as true outdoorsmen, a little unpredictable weather doesn’t stop us from enjoying what we love. Anglers are hoping for a bit warmer weather to enhance  conditions but […]

Butte/Bozeman Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 4.19.13

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(photo courtesy of bigskytrout.com) Bozeman Fishing With the unpredictable weather we are having be sure to bring a variety of flies. Nymphs, eggs, and worms are working better for cloudy days but if the sun pops out try BWOs and March Browns. On the Upper Madison River eggs and worms are effective. Olive colored streamers […]

Helena Area Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 4.19.13

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(photo courtesy of fws.gov) Below Houser dam the fishing is excellent right now. Midafternoons have been a great time to go walleye fishing…we’ve gotten reports of non-stop bites during a 1-2 hour window in the mid afternoon. Not a bad dinner for a couple hours of fishing. The Missouri river is fishing great right now […]

Helena Area Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons – 4.12.13

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(photo courtesy of montanariveroutfitters.com) It’s all about fishing! Below Houser dam the fishing is excellent right now. Mid-afternoons are a great time to go walleye fishing, we’ve gotten reports of non-stop bites during a 1-2 hour window in the mid afternoon. Not a bad dinner for a couple hours of fishing. The Missouri river is […]

Butte/Bozeman Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons – 4.12.13

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(photo courtesy of bozemanangler.com) Bozeman Fishing The anglers are reporting faster waters and more color from the snow melt stirring things up. The Upper Madison is getting good reports with using a stone fly nymph trailing a midge larva or bead head nymphs. Don’t forget we’re still in the beginning of the Blue Winged Olives […]

Butte and Bozeman Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 4.5.13

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FISHING:  Butte: The streams and reservoirs of Southwestern Montana near Butte are providing excellent fishing opportunities. Many of the locals are heading out to the Missouri, Hauser, Canyon Ferry as well as the local favorites. The rivers around Butte have been running pretty muddy with the present warming trend. Wooly buggers, and brightly colored streamers […]

Young Mountain Lion Cub Standoff, Creepy Fish Teeth, and Monster Rainbow. MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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Spring is in the air this week on Montana Outdoor Radio Show. Ice is melting off the lakes and Squala’s are hatching. Geese are migrating north and if you have ever been curious to see the migration from a bird’s eye view, check out our post on Freezout Lake aerial views here.   Young wildlife […]

Great Rockies Sports Show, Snow Goose Migration & Zombie Deer: MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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The Great Rockies Sports Show was well received in Missoula this week. Montana Outdoor Radio Show booth was popular as ever and we loved seeing all of you at the show! This week at montanaoutdoor.com we had record interest in a story on a record bull found stuck in the mud on public land and helped […]

Helena Area Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 3.22.13

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Hello, Angie from Bob Wards to get you excited about fishing the HELENA area waters this week! The store staff says the Helena Holding Reservoir is still holding ice; it is the last place with ice and should still provide some decent kokanee fishing. However, with somewhat mixed warm & cold weather this week,  please […]