Helena Area Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons – 4.12.13


(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 […]

HOT Dry Fly Fishing on the Gallatin River: Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report


Hi, it’s Angie here from Bob Ward & Sons! We’re mighty pleased to tell ya where the BEST fishin is in the BUTTE & BOZEMAN outdoor report, now that we’re due for a bit of moderate weather, like say, mid-80’s–whew! CLARK CANYON is fishing HOT as ever…our guys say the Red Rock tailwater on the […]

The Gallatin is on Fire with Spruce Moths: Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report


Hi, it’s Angie here from Bob Ward & Sons! Our anglers are crowing about the great fishing in the BUTTE & BOZEMAN outdoors! This is the best time for high mountain LAKE fishing, says the Butte Store! Count the RUBY RESERVOIR, CLARK CANYON & GEORGETOWN among the lakes you need to fish…Buggers, Leeches & Bait […]

Multiple Hatches on the Big Hole River: Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report

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Hi, it’s Angie here from Bob Ward & Sons, & don’t you just LIVE for this time of year on the rivers in the Butte & Bozeman areas? In BUTTE outdoor report, it’s HOT, the rivers are getting LOW, but everything is hatching, so you’ve got a wide variety of choice at present! Goldenstones, Sallies […]

Fishing at Clark Canyon is On Fire in the Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report

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Hi, friends, Angie here from Bob Ward & Sons, letting you in on what’s good summer fishin’ in the BUTTE/BOZEMAN areas! Salmonfly activity is UP on the BIG HOLE River, but you can do well with Rubberleg Goldenstones in middlin’ sizes (like an 8) or even a Mayfly emerger as a dropper…the JEFFERSON has water […]

Montana Fishing Company Fly Fishing Report From Tennessee


Montana Fishing Company has headed East to Tennessee this week for some fly fishing in the Great Smokey National Park. With near 90 degree weather in Montana all the snow is melting in the mountains. This means that we will hopefully have our third and final runoff of the season. Fly fishing in Montana should be good this […]

Rivers Are On The Rise, But Lots of Action on The MO in John Perry’s Fly Fishing Report


The rivers are coming up again in Western Montana. There can be a bit of fishing on Rock Creek right now-but don’t expect it too be awesome. A few fisherman are still catching fish on girdle buggers, pat’s rubber legs, and a variety of streamers-mostly in the brown and yellow colors. Anyway, once again I […]

The Bitterroot is Fishing Well in the Montana River Report from Scott Anderson


The BITTERROOT RIVER, located South of Missoula, Montana, is fishing great. I had clients this week that caught many fish over 18 inches in length. All were taken on dry flies. The patterns were March brown cripples and Skwala stone flies. We started with nymphs and the dry fly action got better around 10:00 am. […]