Five years ago, just about a week before the date today, the Captain was hoping that Old Man Winter would show up and give snow to us in time for Christmas–which also meant ice on the lakes and reservoirs. Well, everybody made the Captain’s wish come true by, apparently, dancing their butts off in the name of snow. Because it snowed and ice formed for the hard water anglers!
Snow in the Missoula Valley and Western Montana has finally arrived. If you remember in last week’s column, in my hope of getting Western Montana to look a lot like Christmas, I suggested a snow dance. Whether it was your dancing or old man winter finally coming of age this year, we got what I wished for. Snow and cold, so let the winter fun begin. Last weekend the activity at the ski areas picked up dramatically. Just about all of them are open during the weekends now and with more snow on the way, they all should be open for their extended holiday days through the first of the year.
It’s always interesting to read the fishing reports and see the temperature differences over the years, as five years can make a big difference sometimes.
Check out what was going on back then in this week’s BEST OF Captain’s Columns right HERE. And thank you for giving the Captain that awesome Christmas present half a decade ago, as I swear the Montana Outdoor Radio Show has the best fans ever!
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