7th annual Kirkwood Trout Cook-Off Date Set for August 16th!


West Yellowstone, Montana, — The 7th annual Kirkwood Trout Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, August 16. All are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on Hebgen Lake, which features voting for “People’s Choice” after sampling signature trout dishes prepared by past winners of the event as well as chefs from restaurants around the Yellowstone […]

Teen Angler Catches a Very Nice 17-Pound Trout


Fourteen year-old Andrew Lance reeled in a very nice rainbow this past Sunday at McCormick Park.  The monster trout weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds!  After losing a really big one the day before, Chris Lance, Andrew’s Dad, said that Andrew was “super disappointed in himself” and that, as his father, Chris just knew Andrew would […]

FWP Seeks Comment On Trout Limit Waivers


Montana fisheries officials are seeking public comment on a proposal to lift fishing bag limits for trout on two central Montana waters that are scheduled for westslope cutthroat trout restoration efforts later this summer. The waters are Camas Lake in the Big Belt Mountains near White Sulphur Springs and Elkhorn Creek, on the Beartooth Wildlife […]

This Little “Honey Hole” has Big Surprise for Angler!


This angler appears to snag a nice size trout out of a puddle! Anglers dream of “honey holes” like this; this hole happens to be nicknamed “the pit”, and for good reason. The water beneath the surface of vegetation the angler is standing on flows through, and could be anywhere from 50 plus feet deep. Check […]

Mystery Angler Catches & Releases MONSTER Brown Trout on Missouri River


UPDATE:  The mystery angler contacted us!  His name is Cole Hoefle, of Billings, and he caught and released this monster in early April.  VERY nice, and thank you to Cole for letting us know! The Captain received this photo from Paul Moseley of Missoula. The story with the picture is not confirmed but sounded good enough to […]

Helicopter Being Used for First Time for Some Region 6 Fish Stocking

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For the first time, the Fort Peck Multi-Species Fish Hatchery will be using one of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks helicopters to stock fingerling rainbow trout to many Region 6 public and private ponds that are opened for public fishing. In the past, the ponds – which are included in the “Region 6 Pond […]

2014 Spring Mack Days News


2014 SPRING MACK DAYS Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks $150,000 in Cash and Prizes varies depending on harvest (1-$10,000, 2-$5,000, & 5-$1,000 Tagged Lake Trout Over 5,000-$100-$500 tagged lake trout) March 14th-May 18th-Fridays-Saturdays-& Sundays  May 9-May 18 will be 10 straight days 34 days […]

Potential World Record Brown Trout Caught on Film While Ice Fishing!


Although it isn’t officially confirmed yet, this brown trout is said to be the “largest brown trout ever filmed while ice fishing” and was caught in the Milwaukee Harbor. This brown measures one inch longer than the current IGFA world record at 39 inches and is estimated to weigh around 20 pounds! What is the […]

Cutthroat Trout Restoration Meeting in White Sulphur Springs

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a meeting in White Sulphur Springs to discuss a restoration of native westslope cutthroat trout in Camas Lake and Big Camas Creek, in the Big Belt Mountains of the Helena National Forest. The meeting will take place 6 p.m., Feb. 27, at the Senior Citizens Center, 101 1st Ave. […]

INSANELY HUGE Fort Peck Trophy Lake Trout


Fort Peck boasts some monsters in its water, but WOW!  Check out the humongous lake trout that Jason Mitchell (of Jason Mitchell Outdoors– Season 13 – Episode 14) trolled for, using Salmo Perch 8SDR crankbaits, along the face of the Fort Peck dam in late October of 2012.  He found lake trout stacked in less than fifteen […]

“The Captain’s Golden Willow” by Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle


This past Tuesday our boat hit the open water with a new captain aboard…and not just any old captain.  The Captain of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show joined us for a fun filled day of winter jigging on Hauser reservoir just north east of Helena.  The day started out a little slow, but for those […]

The Browns Still Bite in the Bitterroot, Even When the Fishing Is Slow!


Clayton Larsen and Hilary Brazington recently fished the Bitterroot River, just north of Belle Crossing, near Stevensville, and, although the fishing was slow, they caught four nice browns!  Hilary is pictured below with one of their catches of the day. Nice work, fellow anglers!  Keep those pictures coming!

2014 Spring Mack Days Angler Information


$150,000 in Cash and Prizes- varies depending on harvest 1-$10,000, 2-$5,000, & 5-$1,000 Tagged Lake Trout Over 5,000-$100-$500 tagged lake trout-number will continue to increase March 14th-May 18th-Fridays-Saturdays-& Sundays May 9-May 18 will be 10 straight days 34 days of lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake. Mack Days Angler Information (from Cynthia Bras-Benson): Happy New […]

“Birthday Tuna Trout” by Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle

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Does it get any better than spending your birthday standing over an ice hole with jigging rod in hand anticipating that “thunk”?!?! While spending my birthday doing exactly this, I thought to myself, “is there anywhere else I would rather be…NOPE!” While getting lost in the thought of feeling very blessed to be able to […]

Spawning Surveys in the Flathead Show Positive Results for Bull Trout


Bull trout spawning surveys in eight North and Middle Fork Flathead River tributaries were completed by FWP between October 1 and October 10 and the results are encouraging. Biologists count the number of “redds” or nests built in streambed gravels by adult bull trout from Flathead Lake. Identical sections are counted annually and represent a […]

Idaho’s Snake River Recently Restocked with Salmon


If you are looking for an excuse to fish the neighboring Snake river in Idaho, now is the time! Idaho Power has recently released more than 72,000 rainbow trout into the Snake River. Idaho Power released 52,250 rainbow trout at the Cottonwood and Jack’s Creek accesses at C.J. Strike Reservoir. An additional 15,000 were released […]