Big Game general hunting season is winding down with just this weekend through next weekend left. It is time to get out there and look for that big elk or deer. The deer are in the rut strong, chasing does all over the bottoms. The elk are coming down from the summer range.
Water fowl is doing well. The ponds and backwaters on the river are freezing up. The birds are coming down from the north, so get out there and have some fun!
The weather is such that the Gallatin River, Hyalite Reservoir, Madison Rivers, Pine Creek, Cottonwood Creek, and Cherry Creek are all producing on night crawlers, powerbaits, silver and gold spinners and spoons. You might surprise a trout with small Stones, Wooly Buggers, and Streamers for the fly fisherman
The Big Hole river and the Jefferson are both experiencing ice flow and there is some concern about flooding.
Ice is forming on Georgetown Lake and on the Clark Canyon. Georgetown isn’t quite ready for ice fishing yet as there is still some open water. But the cold snap over the last week or two has definitely got us headed that direction. Come in now to get stocked up on glo hooks, jigs, augers, sleds, buckets, and shacks and heaters to have fun on the ice this winter.
(Report by Ryan Corwin-Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors)