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!
Upper Salmon River Weekly Steelhead Report (4/12/2021)
Sixth Mussel Boat Intercepted at Anaconda Station
Walleye Spawn Update IV, April 10th, 2021
Ice conditions still exist on popular Spring Lakes
Montana Fish Species Distribution Map
Yellowstone-area grizzly bear deaths up from 2019
Two New Awards for Walleyes Unlimited Fort Peck Championship Series
Woman injured in Virginia City moose encounter
By Moosetrack Megan
2021 Spring Mack Days – Week 4 Update
Select Yellowstone National Park roads and services open April 16
Pictograph Cave State Park reopens to public
Venison Corn Dogs for Everybody!
Yellowstone River Report 4/10/2021
By Montana Grant
BEAR SPRAY 101!!!
Spring Turkey Opener 2021 – Listen to Last Weeks Show 4/10/21
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 4/10/21
FWP sites in Carter, Richland, Wibaux counties enter Stage 1 fire restrictions
FWP announces change to walleye regulation in section of Missouri River, Canyon Ferry and Hauser reservoirs
DPHHS Confirms First Hantavirus Case for 2021
Why is Crooked Creek Marina Boat Ramp tough to launch a boat?
Big Hole River Fishing Report 4.8.21