Tune Into the Hunter’s Breakfast with the Captain and Crew LIVE Today!

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Tune into Hunters Breakfast with the Captain for the latest in fishing and hunting 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 […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 9/15/14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel With fall weather approaching please be aware that it can be unpredictable. Remember to stay hydrated as you fish. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather as temperature, wind and precipitation can change quickly. Be […]

Jefferson River Fishing Report 9.14.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Twin Bridges 742 cfs Silver Star 573 cfs VISIBILITY: Slightly green but good at 3 feet. Some moss as usual. CONDITIONS: The Jefferson River is currently flowing fairly stable and at a great level. The Jefferson River’s brown trout are in their aggressive, pre-spawn stage and the rainbow’s are trying to gain weight, eating […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.12.14)

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Hunting Backcountry rifle season opens September 15th so now is the time to get your tags and ammo at Bob Ward’s. Beat the rush on this season’s best gear. Don’t forget to layer and be prepared for all types of weather. Fishing: Lower Madison-The cooler temps are improving fishing but also effecting dry fly fishing. […]

Tune Into “Hunters Breakfast” TODAY with the Captain!

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Tune into Hunters Breakfast with the Captain for the latest in fishing and hunting 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 […]

Elk Hunting and Trout Fishing: Captain’s Column (9.11.14)

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The general archery season is underway and some hunters are finding success. Justin Bonomo, my hunting buddy from Forsyth, scored on opening day at 10am. Bonomo who is no stranger to success with his bow knocked down a nice 6×6 bull with a 40 yard shot while he was hunting with Burke Ranch Outfitters. The […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 9.8.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) With fall weather approaching please be aware that it can be unpredictable. Remember to stay hydrated as you fish. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather as temperature, wind and precipitation can change quickly. Be […]

Fire Restrictions Lifted at Fishing Access Sites in Stillwater, Big Horn Counties

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BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Stillwater and Big Horn counties. In July, FWP followed the counties’ leads and imposed Stage I fire restrictions at its properties. Under Stage I restrictions, campfires were banned at fishing access sites and smoking was […]

A Cheap Man’s Drift Boat! (by Montana Grant)

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 Canoes are a perfect fishing boat! A canoe gives fishermen obvious advantages. First of all, canoes are mobile and easy to transport. The first waterborne fly fishermen surely used canoes. Whether made from aluminum, wood, plastic kevlar or birchbark, canoes have changed little over the years. Early fishermen were able to paddle into remote areas […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has been consistent using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay and other east shore access points.  The walleye bite remained steady as the water temperature continues to cool.  Try […]

Upper Madison River Fishing Report – 9.4.15 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Hebgen Dam 974 cfs Kirby Ranch 1,140 cfs Varney Bridge 1,280 cfs After a recent bump to almost 1300 cfs and a little green water, the Upper Madison River is dropping and still fishing very good from its upper reaches at Reynolds Bridge (FAS) and Lyons Bridge (FAS) downstream to Varney Bridge (FAS) and […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)

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Hunting:     Archery Black Bear, Pronghorn Antelope, Deer, and Elk opens this weekend! Turkey and Grouse is open and we have all the gear you need, top to bottom. Bozeman Fishing: Lower Madison-the fish are in the slower and deeper waters use nymphs like copper johns/bobs, pupa patterns, and crayfish. Upper Madison-up near the dam use […]

Nine Year-Old Angler Reels In a Whopper of a Fish!

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Nine year-old Matt Kreis was fishing the Clark Fork River a couple of weeks ago with his family and reeled in a whopper!  He caught a pike that was a massive 41 inches long and weighed 24.9 pounds!  If that doesn’t get an angler excited, then I don’t know what would! Very nice work, Matt!  Keep the fishing pictures coming! Special thanks […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)

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Hunting: Archery season is almost upon us; so if you’re in need for a bow, arrows, any camo, scents, or any other archery equipment swing on in and let us help you get geared up for your big hunt. Archery season opens up for Deer/Elk/Antelope/Bear on Saturday, September 6th. For Grouse and Fall Turkey the […]

YOU Can Find Out How the Captain and Crew are Catchin’ the Big Ones LIVE Today from Paradise Falls!

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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 […]

It’s a Ward Thing–You Wouldn’t Understand: Captain’s Column (9.4.14)

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to join my brothers and sisters along with my mom and other Ward family members for a family reunion. The reunion took place in my hometown of Bryant, South Dakota which is located in the eastern part of the state 40 miles southwest of Watertown. The wording on t-shirts […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 9.1.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel With fall weather approaching please be aware that it can be unpredictable. Remember to stay hydrated as you fish. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather as temperature, wind and precipitation can change quickly. Be […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.1.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout has picked up using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite picked back up past week as the water temperature cools.  Try fishing 20 to 45 feet of […]