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Missouri River

Conservation group to sue over water quality rule

A conservation group has filed notice that it plans to sue federal regulators for failing to make a decision on proposed water quality rules in Montana.

December 17, 2014 6:20 amLoading…
Iced over

Iced over

This photo is taken from north of the James Kipp Recreation Area looking back across the frozen Missouri River.

November 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BLM closing 2 Missouri River access points

BLM closing 2 Missouri River access points

The Bureau of Land Management will close the James Kipp and Coal Banks Landing recreation areas for the winter season from Dec. 1 through about March 31, or until river ice conditions abate to allow safe boating on the Missouri River.

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Fort Peck Dam

Fort Peck Dam

Water gushes from the spillway at Fort Peck Dam in 2011, a surge of water that may have boosted the fish population below the dam.

November 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fly angler's switch to spinning rod catches huge rainbow trout

Fly angler's switch to spinning rod catches huge rainbow trout

This fall, fly fisherman Phil Gonzales landed the biggest rainbow trout of his life while tossing a lure with a spinning rod.

November 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Big trout

Big trout

Angler Phil Gonzales landed this 22-pound, 4-ounce rainbow trout while fishing below Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River last month. Although a die-hard fly angler, Gonzales caught the fish on a spinning rod and lure.

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More landowners join Missouri River flood lawsuit

More landowners join Missouri River flood lawsuit

OMAHA, Neb. — The list of landowners suing the federal government over major flooding along the Missouri River since 2006 has grown considerably.

October 16, 2014 2:02 pmLoading…
Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

As measured on Garry Stocker's fish scale, this 18-inch rainbow trout fell into the Charles Bronson category.

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Moody Missouri

Moody Missouri

With low clouds shrouding the surrounding hills, the Missouri River takes on a moody appearance for anglers drifting downstream. Foul fall weather shouldn’t discourage fishermen and women, though, since bad weather can sometimes mean good fishing.

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Netted

Netted

A fat rainbow trout thrashes in the net after falling for a streamer fished on the Missouri River. Fall can be a great time to hook trout with bigger flies, and also is typically when streams are less crowded.

October 04, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…

Crews respond to pickup truck in Missouri River

GREAT FALLS — A person was hospitalized after a pickup truck apparently went off a steep embankment into the Missouri River near Dearborn.

September 07, 2014 5:06 pmLoading…
Mixed with Milk

Mixed with Milk

The muddy Milk River flows into the Missouri near Nashua in this aerial view taken Aug. 28.

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Muddy Milk

Muddy Milk

The muddy Milk River flows into the Missouri near Nashua in this aerial view taken Aug. 28. Heavy rains in Montana boosted Fort Peck Reservoir by 2 feet and also fed downstream Missouri reservoirs prompting higher releases than normal for this time of year.

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Man faces backlash over proposed Missouri River fishing dock

CASCADE — A man's plan to build a retractable fishing dock along the Missouri River south of Cascade faces backlash from his neighbors who say it's not safe for river floaters and would harm the view in an area through which the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled 1805.

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Historic ranch for sale: PN Ranch in Central Montana dates to 1800s

Historic ranch for sale: PN Ranch in Central Montana dates to 1800s

A small corner of Montana’s early history is for sale.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Descendant of William Clark floats Missouri River

Descendant of William Clark floats Missouri River

GREAT FALLS — The scale of time under which Churchill Clark operates would be daunting to many.

July 31, 2014 2:22 pm Photos

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Recreation area

Recreation area

There is now about 5 feet of water on the Crooked Creek Recreation Area’s boat ramp, following the slow rise of Fort Peck Reservoir.

July 07, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Crooked Creek sunset

Crooked Creek sunset

The sun sets over the large, shallow delta where the Mussellshell River meets the Missouri near Crooked Creek in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.

June 26, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn't be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River that has affected five states regularly since 2006, the federal government says in its initial response to a lawsuit.

June 23, 2014 1:22 pmLoading…

Whitefish man drowns in Missouri River

GREAT FALLS — A Whitefish man has drowned while fishing along the Missouri River.

June 23, 2014 9:26 amLoading…

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