Salmon Flies Swarming the Madison: Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report

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Hi, friends, Angie here from Bob Ward & Sons, & THE FISHIN IS easy in the BUTTE & BOZEMAN Outdoor Report….naturally! Yellow Sallies are the go-to hatch on the BEAVERHEAD RIVER right now, with Goldenstones just around the corner…Grasshopper Creek inlet is the place to be this week in July! CLARK CANYON is fishing just […]

Hot Weather Ahead, Time to Hit the River: Helena Area Outdoor Report

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Hi, it’s Angie from Bob Ward & Sons, with another week of STELLAR fishing in the HELENA area outdoor report! We’ve got some SCORCHER days coming, so you could do a LOT WORSE than getting on or near some cooling water…like the MISSOURI RIVER, for instance! You’ll be in time for Mayflies (the BIG ones […]

60 Seconds to Purified Water and More in the Bob Ward and Sons July Gear Review


CamelBak All Clear™ 60 Seconds To Purified Water. Unlike most filters, Purification kills viruses and bacteria.  CamelBak All Clear™ utilizes proven UV technology to effectively neutralize microbiological contaminants without introducing chemicals—Reducing bacteria by 99.9999%, viruses by 99.99% and protozoan cysts by 99.9%, All Clear purifies water not only to stringent EPA standards, but to CamelBak’s uncompromising standards of safety and performance. Features: […]

Decent Fly Fishing on the Mo in the Helena Area Outdoor Report

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Hi, Angie here, from Bob Ward & Sons, with the HELENA area fishing report on this late Spring weekend… The USUALLY “Mighty Mo” has been a little off lately, but we’re attributing that to hatches which are still pending….there ARE Caddis, a few Mayflies, and occasional PMDs, but not in the abundance we saw a […]

Bob Ward and Sons Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Bob Ward and Sons

Bob Ward & Sons, Montana’s oldest and largest sporting goods retailer, is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2012. With deep roots in Montana, the Ward family continues to own and operate the now 5-store chain and is proud of its heritage and the tale of its founder, Robert “Bob” C. Ward. Bob Ward was born in Minnesota in […]

Walleye and Carp Hitting on Canyon Ferry in the Helena Area Outdoor Report

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Angie here, from Bob Ward & Sons, & you’ll be happy to know that we expect some more REASONABLE weather in the Helena area, which will bring back all the excellent fishing! Watch for wind on the Lakes! The South end of CANYON FERRY is still the place for Walleye, get your firetiger crankbaits fired […]

Lots of Dry Fly Fishing on The Madison in the Butte and Bozeman Area Outdoor Report


Hi, it’s ANGIE from Bob Ward & Sons…it’s Memorial Day Weekend, so of course it MUST RAIN! As for your favorite waters near BUTTE, we’re finally getting some solid reports regarding conditions at GEORGETOWN LAKE…Leech Patterns are working very well for the Fly Angler, & for spin fishing, the Red/White Kamloops Spoons with Gold have […]

Find Out Where to Catch Your Limit This Weekend in The Helena Area Outdoor Report

Canyon Ferry Reservoir Fishing

Angie here, from Bob Ward & Sons, & here’s where to catch your limit in the HELENA area waters this Memorial Day Weekend! CANYON FERRY is a bit sporadic this past week for Walleye, but you can still do well on the South End…the Carp fishing has skyrocketed, however, and the spawning rainbow along the […]

Cool Weather Slowed Run-off and Streams Officially Open to Fish in the Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report


Hi, it’s ANGIE from Bob Ward & Sons…another beautiful week in Paradise, over here on the Butte & Bozeman waters! The on & off “cool” weather and rain is keeping the run-off SLOW, and most of the waters CLEAR in the vicinity! BUTTE tells me that the BIG HOLE has Caddis Hatches evident, but we […]

Stream Fishing Opening Day And More In The Helena Area Outdoor Report


Angie here, from Bob Ward & Sons, with the best in fishing in the HELENA area! Let’s talk LAKES! The South End of CANYON FERRY is where Walleye fishing is best…it HAS slowed somewhat over the rest of the lake area, but NOT here…get your crankbaits on! The Fire Tiger Patterns are working WELL, or […]

The Rivers Are on the Rise in the Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report


Hi, it’s ANGIE from Bob Ward & Sons…let’s see what the “experts” are saying about the waters around Butte & Bozeman! The JEFFERSON, RUBY, BEAVERHEAD & BIG HOLE rivers have been rising steadily, & taking on some silt & mud…no surprises there! Casting & Spinning has remained solid tho, so pick up some darker-colored Panther […]

Could be EPIC Fishing Conditions on The MO in The Helena Area Outdoor Report


Angie here, your faithful correspondent from BOB WARD & SONS, to give you the best of fishing in the HELENA area! Want some EPIC fishing this weekend & the coming week? The MISSOURI is a fisherman’s dream, even given the above average flow! The dry fly fishing below Craig is positively hot, plenty of Midges […]

Midges and Blue Winged Olives Popping on the Missouri River in The Helena Area Outdoor Report

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Hi folks, Angie here from BOB WARD & SONS, & the weather is EASY for fishing in the beautiful HELENA area! Gotta love the CLOUDS! And by that, I mean both the OVERCAST & the CLOUDS of Midges & Blue Winged Olives on the MISSOURI, particularly below Holter Dam. Maybe try a 16 Lipstick Butt […]

Cooler Temps Keep the Color Out of Some Area Rivers in the Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report


Hi, it’s ANGIE from Bob Ward & Sons…don’t let this COOLER weather get you down, it’s just nature’s way of keeping the COLOR out of the water where YOU want to fish in the Butte & Bozeman areas! Streamers are continuing to play a BIG part on BUTTE area rivers…the JEFFERSON (at the Waterloo Access, […]