Good water years have allowed the brown trout population to soar on the popular Bighorn River in south-central Montana, making last year's roughly the fourth-highest trout count since 1986.
Saturday evening I received an email and photo from a friend. Kent Andersen, facilities director at Sheridan College, had fished the Bighorn River and was disturbed to see a number of dead brown trout littering the bottom of the river. The photo he sent me was of a brown trout covered with f…
With an increase in jet boat use in the Billings area, boat launches above and below Huntley and Waco dams should be high priorities, but it’s difficult to build them in a river that shifts course in high water.
Burt Gill of Billings caught an 8.49-pound largemouth bass while fishing at Lake Elmo on June 19, just ounces shy of the state record of 8.8 pounds.
Wading through the flooded, grassy shallows of Tongue River Reservoir, Ann Feragen stalked her scaly, golden prey — the common carp.
Yellowstone cutthroat trout have gained a stronger, though still small, foothold in south central Montana over the past several years thanks to efforts of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and cooperating federal agencies.
Fish captured in the Yellowstone River by crews with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks may be showing the effects of the July 1 oil spill.
Thanks to a year’s worth of rain in May and loads of snowpack remaining in the mountains, flows will be high and steady through the end of July on the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam, frustrating dry-fly fishermen on the popular trout stream and possibly flooding some properties.
Restoring native Yellowstone cutthroat trout to seven mountain lakes and 18.5 miles of stream on the upper Boulder River is proposed in a draft environmental assessment released by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Friday.
Have you ever reflected on your fishing experiences regarding a cherished fishing spot? I know I have. This year marks the 27th year that I have guided on the Bighorn River. Looking back over the years, I can identify many changes that have taken place.
After praise in September for a plan meant to guide water allocation from Yellowtail Dam, opponents returned to their corners for another round of verbal jabbing in December. But now the referee has stepped in to stop the fight.
There seems to be a truce on at least one front of the Wyoming-Montana water wars.