Winter is here

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Happy New Year!  Its hard to think that its almost February and before we know it, spring fishing will be here.  Before we get too far ahead, we want to thank everyone who made 2014 our best season yet.  It was a blast seeing so many familiar faces out on the water this year and as always it was great meeting new guests.

We spent the last few days of the season in Craig Montana on the Missouri experiencing some of the best fishing all year.

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Bryan and Tanner doubled up on the Missouri

Fishing was so good on the last evening we stayed out well past sunset re-rowing the same run.

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Bryan and Tanner on their last evening in Craig

Lots of big fish were landed in 2014 and we cant wait to try and top it this coming season.

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So far in Southwest Montana its been a relatively mild winter.  Snowpack is about average for now and we will see what our traditional big snow months (February and March) bring.

Took a drive to Yellowstone Park today and the upper Gallatin River was almost unrecognizable.  The Gallatin was frozen solid in some parts and others only a sliver of water could be seen within cracks of the ice.

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No matter how warm it is in Bozeman, winter seems to always have its grip on the upper Gallatin Canyon.

Here the Gallatin shows only a fraction of its volume as nearly a foot of ice disguises it.

 

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Before we know it spring will be here and with a little bit of luck from Mother Nature we might see another spectacular Mother’s Day caddis hatch on the Yellowstone. You can view last years action here Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch 2014

 

In the meantime we will keep enjoying the skiing here in Southwest Montana and look forward to warm summer days like this one

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Sunset on the Yellowstone River Summer 2014

 

Even though we are still a few months out, now is the time to start planning your dates to Montana.  Calendars and lodging are starting to book up and if you have a certain guide you want to fish with or a week you know will work in your schedule be sure to give us a call soon.

Thats it for now.  We will keep you updated on the fishing as the ice thaws and the water temps warm up this spring.